Forty Five Years Ago – Kent and Jackson State

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This Monday, May 4, marks the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings involving the killing of 4 unarmed university students by the Ohio National Guard.

Jeffrey Glenn Miller was 20 years old. He was 265 feet from the National Guard and was shot through the mouth, He was killed instantly.

Allison B. Krause, 19 was 343 feet away and died from a fatal chest wound.

William Knox Schroeder, 19, was 383 feet away and was shot in the back. He died in hospital.

Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20, was 390 feet away from the Guard and was shot in the neck. She bled out while lying on the ground.

Nine other students were wounded, including one permanently paralyzed from the chest down.

The record states that the Guardsmen fired 67 rounds in 13 seconds.

Several days before the campus protests over the expansion of the war into Cambodia, President Nixon…

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