On May 4th, 1970 Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on unarmed students at Kent State University who were protesting the American invasion of Cambodia. In a period of 13 seconds, the National Guard troops wounded nine and killed four. This map, prepared for the Commission on Campus Unrest, shows “the Commons” area on the Kent State Campus, the movement of the National Guardsmen, and the locations where students were shot.
On May 2, 1970, LeRoy M. Satrom, Mayor of Kent, Ohio, wrote to the Commander of Troops, Ohio National Guard, requesting assistance in restoring order to the city, particularly near Kent State University. On May 4th, National Guard troops fired into a group of student protesters, killing four and wounding nine others. This is a photostatic copy of Mayor Satrom’s letter that was submitted to the President’s Commission on Campus Unrest.