Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970

Sterling Hall Bombing Engine Fragment

This engine fragment is all that remains of the van that carried the bomb that rocked Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on August 24, 1970, injuring four and killing one. The four bombers were members of the anti-Vietnam War group the New Year's Gang that showed its opposition to the war through violence to property. Sterling Hall was home to the Army Mathematics Research Center which had helped to create new weapons for the war.

Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
Vietnam and Opposition at Home
Creator: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Museum (Museum object #1994.8)
Citation: Sterling Hall Bombing Engine Fragment. Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1489; Visited on: 11/24/2020