Veterans who worked in non-combat nuclear tests now may be eligible for a new medal. At the Department of Defense’s discretion, the “Atomic Veterans Medal” would be given to some of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who worked in non-combat nuclear tests.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will award a new Atomic Veterans Service Medal to those who participated in nuclear testing, clean-up after accidents, and other such endeavors.
The Atomic Veterans Service Medal honors veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during their military service. These veterans served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Read the Full Story Here
Source: Task and Purpose