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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The Mai Lai operation was claimed as a combat victory by General Westmorland, who praised the bravery of his troops.
Captured Vietnamese fighters who talked under interrogation were thrown out of aeroplanes, as portrayed gleefully in John Wayne's film the Green Berets, produced in 1968 the same year as massacre of Mai Lai villagers men, women and children, all 500 by drugged up American GIs.
Anniversaries: 1660: The Long Parliament of England dissolved; 1802: The United States Military Academy established at West Point; 1872: Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kenington Oval in first FA Cup Final; 1888: First recorded sale of a manufactured motor car when Emile Roger of Paris bought a petrol-driven vehicle from Karl Benz's new factory; 1935: Hitler renounced the Treaty of Versailles and reintroduced compulsory military service; 1937: Death of statesman Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain; 1973: The new London Bridge opened by the Queen; 1968: American troops killed 175 unarmed villagers in Mai Lai, Vietnam.
Remember the conclusions that soldiers should have disobeyed Lieutenant Calley rather than participate in the massacre of Vietnamese women, children and elderly people at Mai Lai.
Let's not forget the Mai Lai massacre in 1968 when American troops murdered 500 villagers men, women, and children.