Kevin Bruce Bartlett

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Kevin Bruce Bartlett

Nickname:  Caveman

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-4 Spec-4

Job Title: 12B10 Combat Engineer

Unit: A Company, 84th Engineer Battalion

Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  9/1/1978 – 2/20/1979

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Runit

Description of Work Performed:  Rock Crushing. Reef Drilling and Blasting. 20 Ton Dump Truck Operator. Cactus Dome Key Wall Builder.

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  None

Comments about Health Challenges: None

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: No assistance currently needed.

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  I requested my military records, medical records and my DD-214 from St Louis and waiting to see what happens. (5/6/2014)

Current Residence: Leominster, Massachusetts

Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:

Enewetak Atoll Photos:

  • Bartlett worked on the island of Runit where the Cactus Dome was built by him and other Veterans. He is wearing the official military uniform of the day on the most radioactive island at Enewetak Atoll.

    Bartlett worked on the island of Runit where the Cactus Dome was built by him and other Veterans. He is wearing the official military uniform of the day on the most radioactive island at Enewetak Atoll.

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Our secondary focus is to urge Congress to change the current laws and recognize soldiers of the atomic cleanup mission as “veterans who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service.”

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3 thoughts on “Kevin Bruce Bartlett

  1. Hi Kevin I was a Lojwa Animal from feb to aug 1978 as a 12b, 44b,and 62b. Combat engineer, welder, and equipment operator on runit and all the northern islands. Can’t remember his name but we had an Eskimo who was great at engraving and engraved a rippo lighter with the caption and picture of the lojwa animal? Ended up with some serious lung problems and joint and bone issues and tumors popping up every. Still really happy no regrets did what we had to do. M.C.

  2. It’s difficult to comprehend the word survivor in the roster. Just because we are losing so many veterans that served our country and were exposed to such toxic chemicals.

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