Alex Shimkin—American civilian, 27, killed by an American
grenade thrown at his feet by NVA soldiers in Quant Tri City,
Vietnam, July 1972.
Alex Shimkin—an Indiana University alum, committed to
building a better world than the one he lived in, killed
by an American grenade thrown at his feet by NVA soldiers.
Alex Shimkin—a former Mississippi Freedom Rider, voter
registration activist for dis-enfranchised blacks, twice arrested
by Southern Bull cops because he wouldn’t do what they said,
killed by an American grenade thrown at his feet.
Alex Shimkin—fluent in Vietnamese, a “stringer” reporter for
Newsweek after being fired from International Volunteer Services for
reporting American war atrocities—using Vietnamese civilians to
clear mine fields—to a New York Times reporter, killed
by an American grenade thrown by NVA soldiers.
Alex Shimkin—self-taught expert on criminal American military
strategies in the Mekong Delta, documenting that US soldiers and
aviators intentionally murdered civilians: the highest hours of
American death was the hour after schools let out.