Thirty-eight years ago today Ohio National Guard fired on
Here’s the first part of that chronology as detailed in William A. Gordon's book “Four Dead in
- April 30 President Nixon announces the invasion of
, triggering massive protests on many of the nation's campuses. Cambodia
- May 2 Ohio National Guardsmen are sent to
after the University's Army R.O.T.C. building is burned down. Kent State
- May 3 Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes personally appears on campus and promises to use "every force possible" to maintain order.
Rhodesdenounces the protesters as worse than brownshirts and vows to keep the Guard in "until we get rid of them." Kent
- May 4 Four students are killed and nine others are wounded when a contingent of Guardsmen suddenly opens fire during a noontime demonstration.
The four students killed were Allison Krause, Jeffrey Glen Miller, Sandy Lee Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder (the later two passerbys and not protesters).
The nine others wounded were Thomas Mark Grace, Joseph Lewis Jr., John R. Cleary, Alan Canfora, Dean Kahler (permanently paralyzed from the chest down), Douglas Wrentmore, James Dennis Russell, Robert Stamps, and Donald Scott MacKenzie.
MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL opens on
Their orders to report to active duty include this one sentence in the special instructions section: “Ultimate assignment to a short tour area.” Translation:
army wives, officers wives, officers wife, virtual book tour, Vietnam War, Mrs. Lieutenant, Iraq War, 1970, Kent State, May 4 1970, U.S. Army, Kent State Shootings