A second later, he saw Mary Vecchio crying over the body of one the students (Jeffrey Miller) who had just been killed. He took the picture.
A few hours later, he started to transmit the pictures he had taken to the Associated Press from a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.
The photograph won him a Pulitzer.
On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a busy college campus, Kent State University, during a school day. A total of 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds. Four students: Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, William Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer were killed. Nine students were wounded.
Update: For some reason the photo above is NOT showing all the time on my blog - I am posting it again below - this time I photographed it from James A. Michener's book "Kent State What Happened And Why".
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State May 4, 1970 tragedy. Many of you may not have been born when this tragedy happened but it remains a part of my life and my hubby's. Although we had not met until the following year both of us were attending Kent State University in Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970.
This was a time when SDS Radicals were holding rallies across the nation against the war in Vietnam and the draft and targeted this mid-western Ohio university in the hopes that with pressure something might explode and unfortunately it did tragically.