The anniversary of the My Lai massacre

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous events in U.S. military history. On this day in 1968, U.S. troops raped, tortured and murdered some 500 civilians at the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Using historical tape, The Takeaway remembers the My Lai massacre and its aftermath: from the journalists obsessed by the story, to the court martial of two ranking officers, to the conclusion that many still view as an outrage.

Here is part one of a fascinating series of interviews with American servicemen on the My Lai massacre:

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Noel King

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