Q. Was the ROTC building active for Kent
The building was
being used moderate to the fire.
The ROTC building was not tended to
be burnt down. It was a wooden army
barracks to train the students to
become soldiers for World War II.
Q. What do you know about the Kent State
I was an eyewitness. I saw the
National Guardsmen walk up to the
hill. I was about 300 feet away from
the National Guard. They reached the
top of the hill and almost turned
they lifted their rifles and started
to shot. They all shot mostly at the
Q. How did you become interested in this
I was a freshman student at Kent
State in 1970. I was a witness of
this event. I attended every rally
especially the one on Monday May 4,
1970. This was life-changing event
for me. It was then 25 years later
when I started telling people about.
Q. Why do you think the national guards
shot into the protest?
I donít believe
that any of the National Guardmen life was in
danger. One guard testified in court and
emitted that they made up a story that
their lives were in danger. I donít know
why the shot. I also donít believe there
was a reason.
Q. Where were you during the shootings?
At the rally, guards
moved all the students off the
campus and over to the other side of
the building to the parking lot. I
moved to the right to get out of
their way so nothing would happen to
Q. How do you feel about how Kent State
is treated in history today?
I think there is
still a lack of understanding. I
think that their should be more
books on this event because all the
books tell us the same thing.
Q. With the war in Iraq going on, do you
think the students today are involved as
they were back then?
Well, I think some
students are involved, and some
students arenít. The primary
elections that are going on right
now are helping with the students
getting involved because even if you
canít vote you can talk to your
parents and help them decide.