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MendoCoastCurrent, February 2010
The shots that killed Allison came from the Ohio National Guard that were occupying Kent State University over the first four days of May 1970.
Just before the shots of the Kent State Massacre, the guard turned and marched away from the protesting students. The guard continued up a hill, stopped and then turned in unison. Also in unison, they discharged 13 seconds of 67 armor-piercing bullets from their M1 rifles into a group of unarmed, protesting students, most of them over a football field distance away.
This same troop of guardsmen have continuously claimed that there was not an order to shoot.
Forty years later, everyone involved with Kent State–everyone that has walked this path of horror–knows the truth.
That when the Ohio National Guard marched up the hill and all turned in unison to discharge their weapons in unison…it is evident that it was their intention to shoot as they aimed their weapons at unarmed protesters. Some one made a decision and, as in all military situations, this troop of guardsmen followed orders.
With the advent of findings from a May 7, 2010-reported investigation of the Kent State audio tape by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, new evidence has surfaced to isolate and verify the verbal ‘prepare to fire’ order given by the Ohio National Guard seconds before shooting their weapons.
The trouble is that history does not report the truth at Kent State. And this is the reason for us to gather together for a truth tribunal…to share our stories, personal narratives..to document and honor these truths from all participants.
Allison calls for the national guardsmen to now share their ‘real’ truth at this tribunal. She calls for the truth in 2010!
Allison stood for peace and harmony and she is known for her words, “Flowers are better than bullets.”
This year we all call for the truth to finally be known about what happened at Kent State in 1970!
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