Sunday, January 08, 2006

My Lai Hero Hugh Thompson Jr. Dies at 62
"Early in the morning of March 16, 1968, Thompson, door-gunner Lawrence Colburn and crew chief Glenn Andreotta came upon U.S. ground troops killing Vietnamese civilians in and around the village of My Lai."
"They landed the helicopter in the line of fire between American troops and fleeing Vietnamese civilians and pointed their own guns at the U.S. soldiers to prevent more killings."

Just thought this was worth a post. The My Lai story is one of the most under-acknowledged part of our history; totally ignored and distorted by the war-mongers. This story of what Hugh Thompson reportedly did, I only thought stuff like this happened in the movies. RIP to a man of great courage.

- Vox


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