NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 24, 1976
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(Studio) Army's tests with regard to germ warfare noted; some of these conducted in NYC subways and in San Francisco. In San Francisco, 75-yr.-old man died of heart ailment during year of 1 test; bacillus released by Army found in body; family now wants to know more with regard to incident.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Case of death in 1950 of Edward Nevin noted. Son, Edward, Junior, and grandson, Edward, III, now attempt to find out about connection they say is between Nevin's death and Army's germ. [Edward NEVIN, Junior - cites symptoms of father; says there was mystery with regard to reason for death at time of death.] [Edward NEVIN, III - cites reasons for lawsuit, if it's decided to sue.] Officials here say illnesses related to particular germ released here continue to be higher than in rest of country and they want to know more with regard to Army's tests here over 16-yr. period.
REPORTER: Rick Davis