It’s 1970 in Kent, Ohio, and the country is in political turmoil. Public opinion has turned against the president. The war in Vietnam is grossly unpopular. Though Richard Nixon had run his campaign with an “implicit promise to end the war,” his decision to invade Cambodia on April 30 widened the conflict.
John Filo was there. He stood at the top of a hill watching as National Guardsmen aimed their guns at student protesters.