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America’s darkest hour: a timeline of the My Lai Massacre

On the morning of 16 March 1968, soldiers from three platoons of Charlie Company entered  a group of hamlets located in the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam on a search-and-destroy mission. Although no Viet Cong were present, the GIs proceeded to murder more than five hundred unarmed villagers. Referencing My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness, we’ve put together a timeline that marks the events following the mass killing now known as the My Lai Massacre.

Featured image credit: “Monument of the My Lai Massacre” by -JvL-. CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons


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