Paul Laird II

Paul Laird 2012

Paul Laird II

Nickname:  —

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-4

Job Title: 62E20 Bulldozer Operator

Unit: 84th Engineer Battalion

Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  5/1/1977 – 10/1/1977

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Enewetak and Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Description of Work Performed:  While living on Enewetak Island, I worked on Lojwa with Advance Party to clear land of vegetation and debris for the base camp’s building slabs and helicopter pad and then moved to Lojwa for Project Cleanup.

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  —

Comments about Health Challenges: —

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: —

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  

Current Residence: East Otisfield, Maine

Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:

Enewetak Atoll Photos:

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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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2 thoughts on “Paul Laird II

  1. Hi Paul, Jeff, and others. I’m a reporter for the New York Times. I’d like to talk to you about the cleanup at the atoll. Please email me at and let’s find a place to talk.

  2. What happened in the Marshall Islands was a crime against humanity. Morally it was as bad as the African slave trade or the Nazi concentration camps. I am very sorry Mr. Laird and thousands of others have become ill from Marshall Islands nuclear weapons tests. Marshall Island cancer cases stem from internal radiation exposure associated with contaminated fugitive dusts.

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