Kirk Arthur McCann


Kirk Arthur McCann

Nickname:  —

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-4/E-5

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:

Enewetak Atoll Documents and Photos:

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