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Robert Mak said:A stupid waste of life, he could go and try to kill the president and suicide (that could stop the war thought.), instead of a stupid suicide just for nothing.!
One maybe thinking of S. Brian Willson, a member of Veterans for Peace -Ivan Seeking said:I remember a Vietnam vet who protested something... I don't even remember what now, by lying on a train track while a train was approaching. His legs were amputated just below the waist and the whole thing was caught on camera. It was certainly a very strange and horrible thing to watch.
(AP)S. Brian Willson, an antiwar protester who was struck by a Navy train in Northern California on Sept. 1 (1987), . . . lost both of his legs as he sat in protest on the tracks at a highway crossing. Capt. Stanley J. Pryzby of the Navy, who investigated the incident, said that the train was traveling 12 to 16 miles an hour when it struck Mr. Willson. The speed limit at the crossing is 5 miles an hour.
Antinuclear activist died of wounds Sunday after train amputated legs
A 23 year old antinuclear activist who had chained himself to the train tracks to stop the ongoing and dangerous nuclear waste transports ("castors") between Germany and France was killed Sunday, apparently somewhere along the French side of the route. The train amputated both legs, and the activist apparently died of wounds during transit to the hospital. Three other activists left the tracks in time and were apparently wounded