September 22, 2014
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
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."