Elden Howard Morris

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Elden Howard Morris

Nickname:  —

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-5

Job Title: 52J20 Nuclear Power Plant Operator

Unit: B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion

Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  6/1/1978 – 9/30/1978

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa, Runit & Enewetak

Description of Work Performed:  Operator of Lojwa Power Plant consisting of four Caterpillar D-398 Generator sets operating at 500KW each at 4160 Volt AC, including Caterpillar Switch-Gear. Sometimes we would perform repairs on generators on other islands if needed.

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  —

Comments about Health Challenges: I have Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, and Osteoarthritis in both knees.

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: —

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  I do not go to the VA in Atlanta. I went and they asked questions about things that were not related to my illnesses. I felt this was an invasion of my privacy and do not go for treatment anymore.

Current Residence: Mableton, Georgia

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