George Winne Jr. self-immolation

In 1970, George Winne Jr. committed suicide publicly in protest of the Vietnam War.

A small memorial to the student is located in a grove of trees, east of the campus library.

Date/sMay 10, 1970
Taxonomyevent » protest » war » UCSD
NRHP classificationevent-protest
Location32.87472152709961, -117.24078369140625
  1. Keen, H. "San Diego student who set self afire in war protest dies", Los Angeles Times, May 12, 1970
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Herbert's hippopotamus: a story of revolution in paradise
Record createdJune 3, 2011
George Winne Jr. self-immolation