Monday, May 4, 2009

Kent State University National Guard Shootings Anniversary Today

May 4, 1970 -- The infamous day that Ohio National Guardsmen shot and killed four Kent State University students and wounded several others.

And it is on this day that my novel MRS. LIEUTENANT begins as four very different women and their R.O.T.C. husbands travel towards Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for the husbands to begin Armor Officers Basic.

The student protests at Kent State have been in response to President Nixon sending American troops into Cambodia, widening the Vietnam War fighting. The scenes of American dead and wounded fill the nightly television screens.

The war with its drafted young men is widely unpopular in the United States. Protests take place from Wall Street to Main Street.

Read MRS. LIEUTENANT to learn what happens when these four young women are thrown together at Ft. Knox and must deal with their racial, religious, and class differences while fearing that their husbands will be killed in Vietnam.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at LA Internet Business Examiner, Operation Support Jews in the Military, and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.

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