Army Criminal Investigation Division inquiry that the killings started without warning. The other two companies from TF Barker were ordered to secure the area and provide support if needed.
The stress of simply doing what they had to do may well have become too much for the troops who were in My Lai on March 16th Major General Koster was demoted to brigadier general and lost his position as the Superintendent of West Point.
Watke, using terms such as "murder" and "needless and unnecessary killings. Was charged in premeditating the murder of civilians,  found guilty and sentenced to life. Thompson found himself assigned to increasingly dangerous missions with inadequate air cover; he was shot down five times, breaking his back in the final crash.
He refused to confirm allegations against Calley. As I walked in you could see piles of people all through the village They failed to find any insurgents, just ordinary villagers.
William Doherty and Michael Terry — 3rd Platoon soldiers who participated in the killing of the wounded in a ditch. He observed his men firing into a ditch with Vietnamese people inside and he then started shooting, with an M16, from a distance of five feet.
Beside the M16 fire, they were shooting at the people with M79 grenade launchers Army wanted to award it quietly.
Maples — Machine Gunner; stated that he refused an order to kill civilians hiding in a ditch even being threatened by his commanding officer to be shot himself.
Under these rules of engagementsoldiers were free to fire at anyone or anything. Medina reportedly replied, "Sergeant Minh, don't ask anything — those were the orders.
I saw them shoot an M79 [grenade launcher] into a group of people who were still alive. Harry Stanley, a machine gunner from Charlie Company, said during the U. Henderson, the 11th Brigade commander, urged his officers to "go in there aggressively, close with the enemy and wipe them out for good".
He served three years before he was released. He claimed he followed orders to round up civilians, but refused to kill them. In fact, the US military was already aware of the allegations and had launched an investigation in Aprilsome six months before the public was made aware of what had gone on.
That's not what the military, particularly the United States Army, is trained for. Other photos taken at the scene of the massacre show bodies of what can only be very young children.
The letters describe common occurrences of civilian killings during population pacification operations.The massacre reportedly ended when an Army helicopter pilot, Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, landed his aircraft between the soldiers and the retreating villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks.
The My Lai Massacre Images Group/REX/Shutterstock “It’s hard even to talk about My Lai, it’s so distressing, so upsetting, and so incomprehensible, but we have to reckon with that as well,” said Novick. My Lai Massacre, also called Pinkville Massacre, mass killing of as many as unarmed villagers by U.S.
soldiers in the hamlet of My Lai on March 16,during the Vietnam War. Charlie Company My Lai, a subdivision of Son My village, was located in the province of Quang Ngai, roughly 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Quang Ngai city.
the mai lye massacre. Topics: Vietnam War, Kill, Communism Pages: 2 ( words) Published: March 31, The My Lai massacre 1. Sources 33 and 34 do and don’t make to same point.
Source 33 is about they are going to kill the idea of communism not just to. The My Lai massacre took place on March 16 th My Lai was a village of about inhabitants some miles to the southeast of the US base of Danang. Shortly after dawn on March 16 th, three platoons of US troops from C Company, 11 th Brigade, arrived in the Son My area having been dropped off by helicopters.
1 Platoon was commanded. My Lai Massacre, also called Pinkville Massacre, mass killing of as many as unarmed villagers by U.S. soldiers in the hamlet of My Lai on March 16,during the Vietnam War.
Charlie Company My Lai, a subdivision of Son My village, was located in the province of Quang Ngai, roughly 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Quang Ngai city.Download