National Association of Atomic Veterans has developed a project
to document the memoirs of American veterans who witnessed atomic
tests. For new updates on the project click
here. The memoirs of some of the atomic veterans can also be
found on this website.
According to that website, the following atmospheric atomic
weapons tests (by name) have taken place in American history:
Association of Atomic Veterans also has an ongoing "ATOMVET
Morbidity Study" which began in 1992. NAAV maintains a computer
database with the medical histories of US military veterans who
participated in the atmospheric testing of atomic and nuclear
weapons from 1945 through 1962 and beyond. The histories have been
given voluntarily by the veterans. The study helps to pinpoint a
correlation between radiation exposure and the elevated rate of
disease in atomic veterans. The database includes information from
over 5,500 atomic veterans.
More information about the National Association of Atomic Veterans can be
NAAV, P.O. Box 1691, Los Lunas, NM 87031.
Ph.505-866-5332. Fax 505-866-5332.
The national commander is Richard U. Conant:
2424 Venetian Way
SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-7236.
His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Films are available from the National Association of
Atomic Veterans on most of the links above.
Although not associated with NAAV, the Korean War Educator's
"Read Veterans Memoirs" page includes an account of one Army
veteran's experiences as a witness to an atomic test. We encourage
our readers to read Paul