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47 years later, Whitman’s tower shooting still a haunting memory for Texans

Charles Joseph Whitman was a student at the University of Texas at Austin and a former Marine who killed 16 people and wounded 32 others during a shooting rampage on and around the university's campus on August 1, 1966.

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Students were joined by like-minded bystanders as the Austin Police Department stopped traffic ahead of the protesters' path.

"A little child shall lead them." She shows the respect and thanks due those who protect us and place their lives on the line for us.