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:
- Atomic Cleanup Veterans – Likes Facebook Fan Page
- Lojwa Animals – Website Blogger
- Enewetak Atoll Clean-up Project Vets. – Facebook Group Member
- National Association of Atomic Veterans – Facebook Group Member
Enewetak Atoll Photos:
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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