It was on this day in 1970 that four young people were killed at Kent State in Ohio, they were unarmed. One of Long Islands young people was among the dead that day, so this blog is posted in their honor.
(Original Caption) 5/4/1970-Kent, OH- Picture shows an aerial view of police firing tear gas on student protesters on the Kent State University.
Their names were Jeffrey Glenn Miller, age 20, who was a Long Islander who grew up in Plainview, his friends Allison B. Krause, age 19, who was from Cleveland, William Schroeder, age 19, from Cincinnati and Sandra Lee Scheuer, age 20 from Youngstown, Ohio.
(Original Caption) Kent, Ohio: William Schraeder, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Lee Scheuer, (L-R), four Kent State University students killed on campus when students battled with Ohio National Guard troopers.
There have been many documentaries, studies and books written about that horrible day in American history, and a great song from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.