My Lai Massacre

By Jon Gorski

Facts

  • March 16, 1968
  • Men of Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division entered the Vietnamese village of My Lai
  • Considered a "Search and Destroy" mission
  • Destroy all communism
  • Felt the only way to "save the town of communism" was to kill them all

Reaction

Stuff like this often scares me because of how (maybe not right now) this could happen anywhere. These were innocent people just living their lives like you and me. After putting myself in their shoes, it opened my eyes to how truly frightening it must have been.