My Lai Massacre

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50 Years Ago: 'Most Notorious Episode in Modern US Military History'

US soldiers slaughtered 504 unarmed civilians at My Lai

(Newser) - More a thousand people in Vietnam marked Friday's 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, the most notorious episode in modern US military history, with talk of peace and cooperation instead of hatred. On March 16, 1968, the American soldiers of Charlie Company were sent on what they were...

US Soldier Who Helped End Bloodbath at My Lai Dies

Lawrence Colburn was among 3 US soldiers who stopped massacre of Vietnam villagers

(Newser) - Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by US troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. Lisa Colburn, speaking with the AP , said her husband of 31 years was diagnosed with cancer in late...

Gitmo Defendants Given My Lai Massacre Film

Trials of 9/11 accused delayed for another 60 days

(Newser) - Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of planning the 9/11 attacks asked for and were given copies of a film about the My Lai massacre, Reuters reports. The Guantanamo war crimes court was told during a hearing yesterday that Judgment: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley, a 1975 courtroom drama about...

Calley Apologizes for My Lai Massacre

(Newser) - Forty years after the infamous My Lai massacre came to light, the former Army officer who led the raid has for the first time spoken publicly about his actions. William Calley, who ordered his soldiers to gun down hundreds of civilians in the Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968,...

My Lai Massacre, 40 Years On
 My Lai Massacre, 40 Years On  

My Lai Massacre, 40 Years On

Survivors, vets among 1,000 who gather in Vietnam to remember

(Newser) - More than 1,000 people gathered in My Lai today to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most brutal chapters in the Vietnam War, the AP reports. Forty years ago, American troops entered the small village in search of Vietcong guerrillas and, unprovoked, slaughtered more than 500 people—...

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