Share this article

print logo

Dwight Armstrong, aided fatal Wisconsin bombing ; Died June 20, 2010

Dwight Armstrong, one of four men who carried out a fatal bombing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to protest the Vietnam War, has died. He was 58.

Hospital spokeswoman Susan Lampert Smith said Armstrong died Sunday in UW Hospital, Madison, after battling lung cancer.

Armstrong was a shaggy-haired high school dropout when he and his older brother, Karl, and two others parked a stolen van packed with 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and jet fuel next to Sterling Hall and lit the fuse on Aug. 24, 1970. The blast killed student Robert Fassnacht and injured three other people.

Armstrong spent years as one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives and was finally captured in Toronto in 1977.

He served seven years in a federal prison.

There are no comments - be the first to comment