William Carl Foulk
Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission: Army
Job Title: 67N20
Unit: Aviation Detachment
1st Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 4/1/1977 – 10/15/1977
Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll: Enewetak
Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll: All of them.
Description of Work Performed: Arrived as part of the advanced party. Flew on the UH1H helicopters doing fly overs of each of the islands at about 100 feet with test equipment on board that was supposed to measure and map out the contaminated area. They were all contaminated. Flew Medivac and Search and Rescue Missions. Performed other duties as assigned. Visited most of the islands by boat to conduct more tests and to recover equipment. Ate Prime Rib every Wednesday night in the mess hall. I must say the food there for us was damn good!
Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure: Yes
Comments about Health Challenges: Sterile
Veterans Administration Health Assistance: Got the run around. No straight answers.
Experiences with the Veterans Administration: No comment.
Current Residence: Tacoma, Washington
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