My Lai Massacre

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The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), mostly civilians and majority of them women and children, conducted by U.S. Army forces on March 16, 1968. The massacre took place in the hamlets of Mỹ Lai and My Khe of Sơn Mỹ village during the Vietnam War.[[1]]

Dead Vietnamese in My Lai shortly after U.S. soldiers killed them, March 16, 1968. Photo by Ronald L. Haeberle


  • It was terrible. They were slaughtering villagers like so many sheep
    • Sargent Larry La Croix[[2]]
  • That day it was just a massacre. Just plain right out, wiping out people.

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