He and hundreds died of cancer from the exposure.
Enewetok was host to the first hydrogen weapon tests, many of which went “bigger” than planned. No foreign tests there (the Brits tested in Australia at first). Sorry to hear about his death.
Sorry about your uncle and all the other consequences, esp to the innocent. A former co-worker from NM recalls many illnesses in his home state.
I thank your family for your service and sacrifice.
BTW, an eldery friend who passed away a few years ago was in the Navy near Japan. He told me he saw the blast of the bomb exploding in Japan from 200 miles away. Wow!
My father was at Bikini for Able and Baker. He’s still kicking with no signs of cancer. Of course, he seems to be one of the exceptions.