The Carnage that occurred in My Lai may have gone unknown to history if not for, Ron Ridenhour, a former member of Charlie Company and helicopter gunner, didn't independently from Tom Glen send out his our letters. Ridenhour had heard of the massacre that happened at My Lai fr...
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... suspected that there were NFL soldiers in the village, hiding in the home's of their parents and wives. Second Lieutenant, William Calley, went in shooting at a suspected "enemy position."
After the first citizens were killed the indiscriminate fire, soldiers started shooting at anything that moved, humans and animals alike, with firearms, grenades and bayonets. The Scale of the massacre only spiraled as it progressed, as BBC described it. Dozens of people were herded into irrigation ditches, only to be brutally murdered with automatic firearms. As the platoons ransacked their path through My Lai, Vietnamese were sexually abused, tortured, while some were even found mutilated with the letter C on their chest. During the next two days they continued to burn buildings, kill Vietnamese civilians, and most importantly not complain to their superiors.
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