Just another one of the dead

 

                                    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.

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