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Running head: THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING1The Oklahoma City BombingXXXXXXXXCJS/235 VictimologySeptember 17th, 2018Rani Moore
THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING2A Morning Like No OtherOklahoma City 1995, a normally quiet city until 9:02 A.M. on April 19th. When the entire city was woken to tragedy. When many, when most, of the U.S. thank of terrorist they picture foreigners from other countries. Other men and women who want to attach and bring tragedy to the American way of life. No one in the 1900’s believed one of our own, a former solider of the U.S Army, an American, would commit the deadliest terrorist attack to ever happen on American soil. On that early morning a Rider box truck drove up 5thstreet and parked at the front entrance of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The driver then stepped out and left he truck unattended. Where hundreds of U.S. government and civil employees were just starting their day.Hundreds of federal officers from U.S. marshals, FBI, DEA, special agents and ATF where just sitting down to work on endless amounts of cases to help keep our country safe. Those that will never ever be forgotten, those who lives where cut to short, who were just dropped off to settle infor the day with countless games to be played were 19 young children who had no clue about hate and violence. At 9:02 A.M. the bomb made a fertilizer and nitrate went off killing 168 men, women, and children. It also injured 680 people. Over 16 blocks of structures, cars, and roads were damaged. The Murrah Building was blown completely up and came crashing down. With another 324 buildings damaged, with an estimate of $652,000.000 in damage. Of all the buildings and millions of dollars the only thing that matters is a man taken 168 lives away from American because of hate.