Atomic War Vet, last of a dying breed

Atomic War Vet, last of a dying breedAndy Hawkinson served on Eniwetok in the ’50s

Andy Hawkinson is the last of a dying breed. He is one of the last of an estimated 400,000 American soldiers who took part in atomic bomb testing during World War II and throughout the Cold War up to 1992.

Some say they were used as guinea pigs in these bomb tests by the Department of Defense. Worse, they weren’t told what medical problems they would probably have until they started experiencing serious medical difficulties years later.

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