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Thompson, Tom E.
Student at Kent State University in 1970
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Tom E. Thompson was an undergraduate student at Kent State University in 1970 and he discusses his memories of the days surrounding the May 4 shootings on campus. He lived in Johnson Hall and watched the burning of the ROTC building from his dormitory. He was acquainted with Allison Krause, one the students killed in the shootings and was close friends with Joe Lewis, one of the students who were injured. Thompson mentions trying to visit Lewis at Robinson Memorial Hospital and being turned away the first time. He also describes running into tear gas near his dormitory on Monday, May 4, and hearing the shots being fired from inside the building.
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May 1-4, 1970
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. ROTC Building--Fires
Krause, Allison, 1951-1970
Ohio. Army National Guard
Tear gas munitions
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