Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is known for his role in masterminding and executing the Oklahoma City bombing (OCB) on the morning of April 19, 1995. He planted the nearly 5,000-pound bomb inside of a truck, left it at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, and lit the fuse before fleeing. The domestic strike not only destroyed around one-third of the Murrah Federal Building, but it resulted in the deaths of 168 people, 19 of whom were children. More than 500 others were sustained harm. The OCB shocked the nation as the local community was left stunned and horrified.
McVeigh was born on April 23, 1968, in Lockport, New York. He spent his entire childhood there, only leaving when he entered the military. He served as a soldier in the US Army until he was discharged in 1991, worked for a security company, and developed a bit of a gambling problem. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001.
He Was Awarded A Bronze Star For His Service During The Persian Gulf War
He Never Apologized For Committing The OCB
He Joined The NRA As A Teenager And Wanted To Own A Gun Shop
He Traveled The Gun Show Circuit While Loudly Sharing His Beliefs
People Still Believe That McVeigh And Nichols Had HelpPhoto: Getty Images/Gregory Smith
He Was Caught Because He Didn't Have License Plates On His Car