On May 5, 1970, the National Guard opened fired on student protestors at Kent State University and killed four kids, wounding another eight. Today's Memorial Service on the Kent State campus included eulogies and memories of the dead: In addition to the four killed, eight more were wounded. Wounded (and approximate distance from the National Guard): Joseph Lewis Jr. 71 ft (22 m); hit twice in the right abdomen and left lower leg John R. Cleary 110 ft (34 m); upper left chest wound Thomas Mark Grace 225 ft (69 m); struck in left ankle Alan Michael Canfora 225 ft (69 m); hit in his right wrist Dean R. Kahler 300 ft (91 m); back wound fracturing the vertebrae - permanently paralyzed from the chest down Douglas Alan Wrentmore 329 ft (100 m); hit in his right knee James Dennis Russell 375 ft (114 m); hit in his right thigh from a bullet and in the right forehead by birdshot - both wounds minor (died 2007) Robert Follis Stamps 495 ft (151 m); hit in his right buttock (died June 11, 2008) Donald Scott MacKenzie 750 ft (230 m); neck wound One Guardsman, Sgt. Lawrence Shafer, was wounded badly enough to need medical attention before the Guard opened fire. Observance of 40th anniversary of Kent State shootings is part political rally, part remembrance | cleveland.com Kent State shootings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia When I heard the news of the Massacure, I was still in high school but I was already a seasoned protestor. Civil Rights, End the War in Vietnam, Free Soviet Jews, Women's Liberation...you name the social injustice of the era, and I was protesting it. So were all my friends. I still remember my first thought when I heard: Oh God. I knew that they were angry at us. But not enough to kill us. What are your memories of the Kent State Massacure? Or if you are too young, how were you taught to view this event? [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos7-vEWsxg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos7-vEWsxg[/ame] The photographer who took this picture won the Pulitzer prize that year for it.