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Art Krummel, Oral History
Recorded: January 11, 2008
National Guardsman on duty in Kent, Ohio, in 1970
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Arthur Krummel was a member of the 145th Infantry, Ohio Army National Guard and was on duty on the Kent State University campus in May of 1970. In this oral history, he relates his memories of the days surrounding the shootings on campus. He discusses his unit's prior experience guarding the truckers' strike, the weapons used, the level of training they had received, and the duties he was given guarding locations and at roadblocks. He discusses the crowds and the general mood of people on campus and confrontations he witnessed between civilians and National Guardsmen. He was guarding a site off campus when the shootings occurred; he describes what he observed back on campus shortly afterwards.
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Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Ohio. Army National Guard
Ohio. Army National Guard--Interviews
Rhodes, James A. (James Allen), 1909-2001
Roadblocks (Police methods)
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