Stephen Ray Fullbright


Stephen Ray Fullbright

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Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Air Force

Rank:  Senior Airman

Job Title: General Purpose Vehicle Maintenance

Unit: FRST Team – USAF

Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  9/1/1978 – 1/16/1979

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa, Enjebi, Runit, and others.

Description of Work Performed:  Maintained and repaired Air Sampler Units used on contaminated islands being cleaned up.

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  None

Comments about Health Challenges: Back injuries occurred while stationed at Enewetak Atoll.

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: Yes.

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  For the most part, my experiences with the VA have been good.

Current Residence: Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:

Enewetak Atoll Photos: —

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