On this day in 1970: The US National Guard opened fire on a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four unarmed students and wounding eleven more.
Today’s victims:Killed:Jeffrey Glenn Miller; age 20; shot through the mouth; killed instantlyAllison B. Krause; age 19; fatal left chest wound; died later that dayWilliam Knox Schroeder; age 19; fatal chest wound; died almost an hour later in a hospital while undergoing surgerySandra Lee Scheuer; age 20; fatal neck wound; died a few minutes later from loss of blood
Wounded:Joseph Lewis Jr.; hit twice in the right abdomen and left lower legJohn R. Cleary; upper left chest woundThomas Mark Grace; struck in left ankleAlan Michael Canfora; hit in his right wristDean R. Kahler; back wound fracturing the vertebrae, permanently paralyzed from the chest downDouglas Alan Wrentmore; hit in his right kneeJames Dennis Russell; hit in his right thigh from a bullet and in the right forehead by birdshot, both wounds minorRobert Follis Stamps; hit in his right buttockDonald Scott MacKenzie; neck wound
Today’s soundtrack: “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and “Where Was Jesus in Ohio?” by Bruce Springsteen
Today’s book club: Harlan Ellison’s ALONE AGAINST TOMORROW and Allen Ginsberg’s 1975 poem “Hadda be Playin’ on a Jukebox”
Today’s ill-advised quote: “I’d like to offer my condolences to those families. But Nixon can’t.” — Richard M. Nixon

On this day in 1970: The US National Guard opened fire on a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four unarmed students and wounding eleven more.

Today’s victims:
Killed:
Jeffrey Glenn Miller; age 20; shot through the mouth; killed instantly
Allison B. Krause; age 19; fatal left chest wound; died later that day
William Knox Schroeder; age 19; fatal chest wound; died almost an hour later in a hospital while undergoing surgery
Sandra Lee Scheuer; age 20; fatal neck wound; died a few minutes later from loss of blood

Wounded:
Joseph Lewis Jr.; hit twice in the right abdomen and left lower leg
John R. Cleary; upper left chest wound
Thomas Mark Grace; struck in left ankle
Alan Michael Canfora; hit in his right wrist
Dean R. Kahler; back wound fracturing the vertebrae, permanently paralyzed from the chest down
Douglas Alan Wrentmore; hit in his right knee
James Dennis Russell; hit in his right thigh from a bullet and in the right forehead by birdshot, both wounds minor
Robert Follis Stamps; hit in his right buttock
Donald Scott MacKenzie; neck wound

Today’s soundtrack: “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and “Where Was Jesus in Ohio?” by Bruce Springsteen

Today’s book club: Harlan Ellison’s ALONE AGAINST TOMORROW and Allen Ginsberg’s 1975 poem “Hadda be Playin’ on a Jukebox”

Today’s ill-advised quote: “I’d like to offer my condolences to those families. But Nixon can’t.” — Richard M. Nixon

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