“TIN SOLDIERS AND NIXON’S COMING..” – KENT STATE MASSACRE THIS DAY 1970

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Mary Ann Vecchio screams as she kneels over the body of fellow s

On this day in 1970 the Ohio National Guard were sent to Kent State University due to disturbances in the city of Kent that weekend. Students at the university were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam in the Vietnam War. The National Guard opened fire on the students, killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others.

I was only nine years old at the time but I clearly remember where I was that day- my first trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame- and hearing the news on the radio about the shooting.

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