My Lai Massacre

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My Lai Massacre

murder of 22 Vietnamese villagers by American troops under Lt. William Calley, Jr. (1968). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1973) 145]
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Previous plays written by Edmonson and offered through the Leadership Academy have focused on the 1995 Chicago heatwave, the flooding of New Orleans, the explosion of the Challenger spacecraft, the incident at Hotel Rwanda, the sinking of the Titanic, the Mai Lai massacre, the women who nursed the wounded at Gettysburg, the Danes who saved the Jews from Nazi Germany, the integration of schools during the Civil Rights Era, and the 18th century slave trade between Africa and the Americas.
WHEN I listen to American and other right-wing politicians screaming about the injustice of the Scottish Justice minister freeing the Lockerbie bomber because he has a terminal illness, it makes me so angry when I recall the Mai Lai massacre in 1968.
Anniversaries: 25th: The Queen opened the new London Bridge; 30th: United States troops kill 175 villagers in the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam; 110th: The first recorded sale of a manufactured motor car when Emile Roger of Paris bought a petroriven vehicle from Karl Benz's new factory.