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Hiroshima #266043

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1979
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(Studio) 34th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US noted; Hiroshima said now center of anti-nuclear weapons flight.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Hiroshima, Japan) Exposure of Harry Coppola to radiation at Nagasaki after bombing and resulting terminal bone marrow cancer reported; films shown. [COPPOLA - recalls radiation sickness.] Marine Corps recalled as dischging. Coppola 2 days after becoming ill; Veterans Administration said refusing to recognize Coppola's illness as result of being in Nagasaki 2 days after bombing. Coppola's visit noted in company of Jean Ralph, widow of Marine who died from bone marrow cancer last year; films shown. Bone marrow cancer reported incring. among bomb survivors in Japan as well as among Americans who served in Japan. [COPPOLA - discusses Pioneer Battalion of Marine Corps, in charge of cleaning up Nagasaki; remarks on number known to have cancer.] Efforts of Coppola to have disease recognized as related to bombing and to obtain ensuing government benefits for survivors outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Dunning, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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