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john pettigrew

In memory of Thom Eckman

Thom Eckman, age 19, was a close friend of mine. On August 1, 1966, he was the first (adult) person shot and killed from the tower at the University of Texas, Austin. Everybody who knew Thom said that he was a good, bright young man. This is considered by most as the first mass American shooting in the 20th century.

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