Mike Viktor Dager


Mike Viktor Dager

Nickname:  Dager the Debagger

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-4 Spec-4

Job Title: 12V10 Concrete

Unit: 84th Engineer Battalion

1st Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  8/18/1978 – 2/22/1979

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Runit

Description of Work Performed:  Tore open those 90 pound sacks of freakin cement all day long!

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  Yes

Comments about Health Challenges: I have Osteoporosis, pain in all my joints, and Lipomas.

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: Yes

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  Difficult getting them to provide the disability benefits but the VA health system is good.

Current Residence: California

Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:

Enewetak Atoll Photos:

  • sunset.0
  • mailcall
  • me
  • shelter
  • partybar
  • sandcastle
  • lojwa bar 1sharksharkman from lojwa base camp

Our main focus is to help each other with information and moral support during challenging times.

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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  1. I was a Debagger and 10 grand forklift operator. I was there from 1978-1979. Lived on Lojwa and worked on Runit. I became a NAUI certified diver under Don Cooper. Does anyone remember going Lojwa Randieer hunting on the island of Sally? Or Shark fishing off the Causeway Bridge at night? How about our great out door movie theater? And who could forget the Sand Castle?

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