Lawrence E. Jackson helped to rescue Irving Branzburg and Nathaniel Weiss following an explosion, New York, New York, December 11, 1970. Branzburg, 50, printer, and Weiss, 50, court reporter, were in a shop on the ground floor of a three-story building when an explosion occurred. Both were injured and trapped in the debris. Jackson, 19, stock service clerk, was among persons attracted. He saw a fellow employee trying to free Branzburg and Weiss. Jackson entered the wrecked building and, amid hanging beams and severed wires, aided the man in carrying Branzburg out. They returned and attempted in vain to free Weiss. Jackson and the other man, searching for something with which to pry the debris from Weiss, were outside the shop when a second explosion occurred, enveloping the building in flames. Weiss, who somehow had been extricated from the rubble, crawled to the sidewalk, from where the other man dragged him away. Branzburg and Weiss recovered.
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