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RESOURCES: PEOPLE: Jeffrey Glenn Miller
(March 28, 1950 -May 4, 1970)

Jeffrey Glenn Miller was killed at Kent State University on May 4, 1970.  He transfered to Kent State from Michigan State just a few months before.

Jeff was shot in the mouth while standing in an access road that at one time led from Lake Hall to the Prentice Hall Parking Lot.  He was approximately 270 feet from the National Guard, making him the closest slain student.

Miller was buried in Hartsdale, New York. A memorial has recently been erected at his former high school in Plainview-Old Bethpage, New York.

Jeff Miller was killed at
Kent State on May 4, 1970


POEM by Jeff Miller, written in high school

Time Magazine, At War With War, May 18, 1970

Newsday: A Long Island Student Dies at Kent State

My son was killed 30 years ago at Kent State by Elaine Holstein, Miller's mother

The Heretik Remembers: The Boy From Diamond Drive

The May 4 Shootings at Kent State University: The Search for Historical Accuracy, By Jerry M. Lewis and Thomas R. Hensley

May4Archive.org listing for Jeff Miller

Wikipedia listing for Jeff Miller

Find-a-grave.com listing for Jeff Miller

The May 4th Task Force was founded by Kent State students and victims of the May 4 shootings. Alan Canfora, Robbie Stamps, and Dean Kahler were three of the charter members. The Task Force felt that the truth about what happened in May of 1970 had yet to be told and that the lessons to be learned from the tragedy should be part of a continuous and living history.

Since 1975 it has been the purpose of the M4TF to raise the level of awareness of students, faculty and the general public about the May 1970 shootings and the history of subsequent related events.

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