Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:30 PM

This day in history March 16

1968: U.S. Soldiers massacre the village of My Lai

On March 16, soldiers in the U.S. Army's Eleventh Infantry Brigade Company C arrived at My Lai in South Vietnam. They were searching for Viet Cong fighters but killed up to five hundred villagers, including women and children. The U.S. military originally tried to cover this up, but a helicopter gunner wrote to officials, detailing the massacre. After an investigation and trial of several U.S. service members, only Lieutenant William Calley Jr. was convicted. The massacre outraged the world. (THE WEATHER CHANNEL)

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