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Operation Smoky / Coe Disability Payments Case #500481

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Army troops' witnessing of atom bomb tests in Nevada in 1950's recalled. Reports of cancer development in some of these soldiers, include Don. Coe, stated. Veterans Administration's agreement to pay Coe's disability benefits after series of cong. hearings and negotiations reported.

(Turkey Neck Bend, Kentucky) Background of Coe's case with Veterans Administration, in request for disability payments due to his leukemia, given. Films and photos shown. Details given about Operation Smoky and government position that radiation levels were low. Govt.'s agreement with regard to Coe's benefits outlined. [COE - isn't bitter, but feels he had to go too far to get payments.] [Joan COE - is very thankful for outcome.] [COE - plans to live few more years] Coe's operation of farm in Kentucky mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Hart, John;
Jimenez, Bob

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