This Day in Jewish History / 4 shot dead by National Guard in Vietnam war protest
Three of the dead at Kent State University were Jewish students, two of whom were bystanders in the wrong place at the wrong time.
May 4 is the 44th anniversary of the shooting deaths of four students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio. The shootings of May 4, 1970, occurred during an ongoing series of antiwar protests on campus, sparked by the April 30 announcement of President Richard Nixon that American forces had begun an “incursion” in Cambodia.
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