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Radical Priest and Catonsville 9 Member Thomas Melville Dies at 86

HeadlineMay 12, 2017

And in San Diego, social justice activist and priest Thomas Melville has died at the age of 86. He was one of a group of Catholic activists who became known as the Catonsville 9, after they broke into a draft board office in Catonsville, Maryland, in 1968, stole 378 draft cards and burned them in the parking lot as a protest against the Vietnam War. Others involved in the action were his wife, Marjorie Melville, and the late Berrigan brothers, Daniel and Phil Berrigan.

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