Vietnam War/My Lai Massacre

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Event.png Vietnam War/My Lai Massacre (war crime)  History CommonsRdf-icon.png
My Lai massacre.jpg
Date16 March 1968
LocationSon My,  village,  Sơn Tịnh District,  of,  South Vietnam
Coordinates15.178333, 108.869444
PerpetratorsUS Army
Blamed onTask force from the United States Army Americal Division 2LT. William Calley (convicted and then released by President Nixon to serve house arrest for two years)
TypeMassacre
Deaths504
Injured (non-fatal)?
DescriptionThe systematic, cold-blooded murder and butchery of 504 vietnamese civilians including 173 children by a company of 115 US army soldiers.

The 26 soldiers charged with the hundreds of murders eventually served a total of only 3½ years under house arrest.

 

The Official Culprit

Name
Task force from the United States Army Americal Division 2LT. William Calley (convicted and then released by President Nixon to serve house arrest for two years)