Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Lai Massacre

 My Lai Massacre

The My Lai Massacre took place on March 16th, 1968. It was the Vietnam War mass murder of 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam. After the whole thing was over, initially 26 were charged but only one Lieutenant was convicted.

The victims of the My Lai Massacre were women, children, men, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies were slaughtered.

  The whole situation was committed by the U.S. Army soldiers of the 23rd Infantry Division.
 Several American soldiers who have been in My Lai during the massacre accepted personal responsibility for the loss of civilian lives. Some of them expressed regrets without any personal guilt, One soldier had said: "I have regrets for it, but I have no guilt over it because I didn't cause it. That's not       what the military, particularly the United States Army, is trained for."

1.How many were charged?
2.What Infantry Division were the U.S. Army soldiers from that committed the Lai Massacre?