Stamp Honors Journalist Ruben Salazar Killed In '70 East LA Riot

Journalist Ruben Salazar who was killed during an anti-Vietnam War riot in Los Angeles in 1970 is being honored with a postage stamp.

The postmaster general says it will be among five stamps honoring U.S. journalists to be unveiled October 5th.

Salazar was a Los Angeles Times reporter who covered the Vietnam
War and became news director for the Spanish-language television
station KMEX.

He was 42 when he was killed by a tear gas projectile fired by a sheriff's deputy while covering anti-war rioting in East Los Angeles on August 29th, 1970.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Salazar "put an indelible stamp on the profession of journalism in Los Angeles."


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