Interview with Craig Rains
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT SEEING THE NATIONAL GUARD ROLL IN [unintelligible].

Craig Rains:

Well, I had gone down to the school, the night before it opened, and just kind of a tradition, I was going to meet some friends down there, and I was sitting there, outside the school, waiting for them, and I heard some pretty loud noises coming down the street. And I looked up and saw a convoy coming down. And I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was military vehicles, and they started rolling by me, and started parking in all of the intersections, all around the school. And I immediately moved my car out of where they were, and I had a camera in the car. And I jumped out and ran back, and I was scared to death, because I didn't know what was happening, but I ran up, and took a quick picture of the first vehicle that pulled in, and then I was so scared that I jumped back in my car and took off without taking any more. I didn't know whether they were the good guys or the bad guys. I didn't know whether they were National Guard or federal troops, what they were. And didn't know until I got home, and it was all on television about the fact that Governor Faubus had called out the National Guard.