Kirk Arthur McCann
Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission: Army
Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator & Security
Unit: C Company, 84th Engineer Battalion
1st Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 2/1/1978 – 8/1/1978
2nd Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 3/1/1979 – 9/1/1979
Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll: Enewetak & Lojwa
Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll: Enewetak, Medren, Boken, Lojwa, Runit and numerous other islands.
Description of Work Performed: Worked on Medren picking up metal debris from the beaches and around the island. Lived on Enewetak; Second tour lived on Lojwa and worked on Runit driving a cement mixer from the batch plant to the crater, and worked security on Lojwa in the evenings.
Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure: No
Comments about Health Challenges: None that I know of. but I’ve never been checked either.
Veterans Administration Health Assistance: No assistance currently needed.
Experiences with the Veterans Administration: None.
Current Residence: Mobile, Alabama
Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:
- Atomic Cleanup Veterans – Likes the Facebook Fan Page
- Enewetak Atoll Clean-up Project Vets. – Facebook Group Member
- Military & Dependent Environmental Hazard Group – Facebook Group Member
- National Association of Atomic Veterans – Facebook Group Member
Enewetak Atoll Documents and Photos:
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