Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Forty Years Ago



Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.


John Filo's iconic Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller after he was shot dead by the Ohio National Guard.




Remembering those four students shot dead and nine others wounded when Ohio National
Guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds.Two of the four students killed, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller were participating in a protest against the American invasion of Cambodia. The other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder had been walking from one class to the next at the time of their deaths. Schroeder in fact was a member of the campus ROTC chapter.

As teenager when this happened, I recall this tragedy vividly. It was, and remains difficult to comprehend.

Carina

3 comments:

  1. I was really young when this happened but I do remember it!

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    Lynn

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  2. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  3. Chinese to English translation goes thus
    If honest with yourself, over time, can not be disloyal to the others.
    Carina

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