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Beyond the Bombing:

In recent months. sporadic militia organizing has been conducted throughout eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania - - including Dauphin, Delaware, Bucks, Berks, Montgomery and Chester Counties. Some of this activity may have been spurred in part by a November 20, 1994, recruiting speech in suburban Philadelphia by Samuel Sherwood, head of the Idaho- based United States Militia Association. Sherwood subsequently appeared on local talk radio programs.

Similarly, in Crawford County in the western part of the state, a February 4, 1995, appearance by Michigan militia proponent and video agitator Mark Koernke attracted various militia sympathizers and groups. The Keystone Militia has a base in adjacent Warren County.

Militias have formed in Potter and Elk Counties in north central Pennsylvania. Ken Haupricht of the Elk County group has acknowledged that two members also belong to the Ku Klux Klan. The Potter County-based Bucktail Militia (named after Civil War sharpshooters who trained in the area) claims "brigades" in neighboring counties.

ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.

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