The Ghosts of My Lai

TitleThe Ghosts of My Lai
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRaviv, Shaun
MagazineSmithsonian Magazine
Issue NumberJanuary/February

The article provides information on the Mỹ Lai massacre during the Vietnam War (1955-1975) on March 16, 1968, when hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed by U.S. Army soldiers. Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated, as were children as young as 12. Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader, was convicted. It describes the events that took place during the massacre and the public support Calley received after being found guilty of murder. 

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