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Photo Credit: -Agence France-Presse photo

PAUL  GUIHARD

News Organization: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Died: 1962

Location: UNITED STATES

Shot in the back on Sept. 30 during integration riots on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. The 30-year-old journalist's body was found in front of a women's dormitory about 8:40 p.m., just 10 minutes after rioting had broken out. President John F. Kennedy provided an Air Force plane to bring his body home to France. In his last story, he wrote about "the most serious constitutional crisis ever experienced by the United States since the war of secession," but added that "the Civil War has never ended."