The My Lai Massacre In The Vietnam War

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The My Lai Massacre was a significant event in the Vietnam War. Hundreds of innocent villagers were murdered by a portion of the Charlie Company. Most of the victims were elderly, 70-80, and children, as young as three. They also raped women, clubbed people, executed them (then most likely dumped into a mass grave), and carved C’s into their chests. A cover-up was created but it was no use, the American people found out. A lot of people were upset by the discovery and thought the massacre was a symbol of the war itself. Citizens were demanding withdrawal of the US from Vietnam and doubted whether the troops were fit to

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