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Joseph Sima, Oral History
Recorded: October 16, 2007
Sima, Joseph M.
Student at Kent State University in 1970
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An undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970, Joseph Sima relates his memories of the days surrounding the shootings; he describes the helicopters, tanks, tear gas, and weapons that he saw. He was in the Student Union when the shootings took place. He discusses what he knows about Terry Norman and his experiences trying to give the information he had about Norman to the FBI and to government officials. Sima reads from a prepared statement during part of this interview.
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Armored vehicles, Military
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. ROTC Building--Fires
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Ohio. Army National Guard
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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