Mcveigh, Timothy (1968–2001)

Timothy James McVeigh was condemned to death for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, on April 19, 1995. One hundred and sixty-eight people, including 19 children, were killed and more than 500 were injured. At the time, the bombing was the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil.

Early Life

McVeigh grew up in the small, predominantly white, blue-collar, and overwhelmingly Christian town of Lockport, outside of Buffalo, New York. His parents first separated when he was 11; McVeigh staying with his father while his two sisters moved with his mother. At 13, his grandfather gave him his first gun. When McVeigh graduated from high school with honors, he was already a considerable gun enthusiast and budding survivalist.

After brief attendance at business school, McVeigh joined the Army in May 1988. He received basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he befriended ...

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