My Lai Massacre

On 3/16/1968 during the Second Indochina War known in the U.S. as the Vietnam War, 347-504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam mostly women and children were killed by Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment 11th Brigade of the 23rd infantry Division. The victims were raped and tortured and mutilated. Only Lieutenant William Calley was convicted. Initially sentenced to life imprisonment, Calley had the sentence reduced to 10 years, then was released after only 3 1/2 years under house arrest. Three American servicemen, Hugh Thompson Jr., Glenn Andreatta and Lawrence Colburn who made an effort to halt the massacre and protect the wounded were sharply criticized by US Congressmen and received hate mails and death threats. ( Wiki)
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March 16, 1968 An innocent Vietnam woman shot during the My Lai Massacre. US Army troops opened fire on unarmed women and children. Lt. William Calley was convicted for giving the orders.

March 1968 Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops. Not a good or proud moment in American history.

The My Lai massacre became the most publicized war atrocity committed by U.S. troops in Vietnam. Allegedly, a platoon had slaughtered between 200 and 500 unarmed villagers at My Lai 4, a cluster of hamlets in the coastal lowlands of I Corps Tactical Zone. This was a heavily mined region where Viet Cong guerrillas were firmly entrenched and numerous members of the participating platoon had been killed or maimed during the preceding month. Click through for more.

The My Lai massacre became the most publicized war tragedy by U. troops in Vietnam. A platoon slaughtered between 200 and 500 unarmed villagers at My Lai an area that was heavily mined at the time.

An M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with graffiti written on it. The "kill a gook for Calley" phrase written on the front is a reference to U.S. Army Second Lieutenant William Calley, the officer found guilty of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968.

An M113 Armored Personnel Carrier with graffiti written on it. The "kill a gook for Calley" phrase written on the front is a reference to U.S. Army Second Lieutenant William Calley, the officer found guilty of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968.

My Lai Massacre 1968

American Atrocity: Remembering My Lai

Vietnamese villagers, including children, huddle in terror moments before being killed by American troops at My Lai, Vietnam, March Sadly.history repeats itself years later and again NOT ONE SOLDIER IS EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

The My Lai Massacre March 1968 An old man and a child are threatened. #VietnamWarMemories https://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories-2/

The My Lai Massacre was the systematic murder of innocent South Vietnamese civilians by US troops. This was the last straw for the US population that convinced them that things were not going well overseas.

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My Lai and story of individual photo

Houses burned by American soldiers during the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968 in My Lai, South Vietnam. (Photo by Ronald S. Haeberle//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Houses burned by American soldiers during the My Lai massacre on March 1968 in My Lai, South Vietnam. (Photo by Ronald S.

Forty years ago today, The Plain Dealer published photographs of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. The images by Army photographer Ronald Haeberle of a village burning and women and children left dead would help turn public opinion against the war. See the pages published by The Plain Dealer on Nov. 20, 1969, with Haeberle's photographs and stories by Joseph Eszterhas and Seymour Hersh.

Plain Dealer exclusive in 1969: My Lai massacre photos by Ronald Haeberle

was taken during the attack by American soldiers on the South Vietnamese village of My Lai, an attack which has made world headlines in recent days with disclosures of mass killings allegedly at the hands of American

Hugh Thompson, Jr. played a major role in ending the Mỹ Lai Massacre and later testified against the war-criminals responsible.

played a major role in ending the Mỹ Lai Massacre and later testified against the war-criminals responsible.

March 16th 1968: My Lai Massacre. On this day in 1968, during the Vietnam War, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers were massacred by American troops. The soldiers of the ‘Charlie’ Company killed...

todayinhistory: “March My Lai Massacre On this day in during the Vietnam War, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers were massacred by American troops. The soldiers of the ‘Charlie’.

Unidentified dead Vietnamese man - My Lai Massacre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacre

When Americans and others abroad learned of the shocking occurrences on that March day, opposition to the Vietnam War dramatically increased.

My lai massacre in pictures - timeline of death - YouTube

My lai massacre in pictures, U.S army photographers captured the events of the day, from the morning at LZ Dottie to the massacre itself.

My Lai massacre memorial site, near Quảng Ngãi, Vietnam.

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Jan 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the hidden tragedy of the Vietnam War with author of “Kill Anything that Mov…

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