Published May 05, 2009
KENT, Ohio – The girl screaming in a familiar image taken after the Kent State shootings has reunited on campus with the man who took the photo.
John Filo kissed Mary Vecchio on the cheek Monday after they appeared together at an anniversary event at Kent State University.
It was the first time the two were together at the school since May 4, 1970. That's when a Vietnam War protest ended with the National Guard shootings that left four dead.
Filo was a senior photojournalism major and would win a Pulitzer Prize for his photo of Vecchio crying out with her arms raised as she knelt at the body of a student.
At the time, Vecchio was a 14-year-old runaway who had come to Kent State to take part in the campus war protests.