atomic veteran


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atomic veteran

n.
A former member of the armed forces who was exposed to radioactivity during the testing or use of atom bombs.
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With the help of two doctors, I got my service-connection under post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an "atomic veteran."
He was considered an "atomic veteran." Nathan graduated Burdett College in 1947, married the love of his life, Dorothy (Potash) in 1947, and lived in Worcester until 1989 when they moved to Hyannis, MA.
The UK government is the only nuclear power on Earth not to officially recognise its atomic veterans. Parliament has heard that only 1% of their war pension claims are successful.
Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) have joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues to introduce legislation that would secure health care benefits for Atomic Veterans military personnel exposed to harmful radiation when cleaning nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s.
government negligent in nuclear weapons testing held in Nevada from 1951 to 1962, which opened the doors for "atomic veterans" to access much-needed health care.
Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to The Charity For Atomic Veterans and The Northern Oesophago Gastric Cancer Fund.
Waite was one of the few remaining "atomic veterans'' from operation "Tumbler Snapper'' in Nevada.
The department should also stop withholding classified information that keeps the VA from awarding compensation, as it did in atomic veterans' cases.
Council leader and armed forces champion Coun Mel Nott said: "By passing this motion we are sending a clear and concise message on behalf of the communities we represent that our nation should recognise our debt and obligation to the atomic veterans and their families."
Of the nuclear powers Britain is the only one not to recognise and compensate atomic veterans. Instead it gave them Nuclear Test Medals.
Servicemen who took part in these tests between 1952 and 1958 have become known as the Atomic Veterans, and many believe they were used as guinea pigs to study the effects of radiation.
The Atomic Veterans Claimant Group argues that the United States, Canada and France have already agreed to pay compensation to their soldiers involved in nuclear testing and the UK should now do likewise.