Flashcards in My Lai Massacre Deck (12):
When did the My Lai Massacre take place?
March 16th, 1968
How many people lived in My Lai before it was attacked?
Who led the mission?
Lieutenant William Calley
How many US troops were sent to My Lai?
What did the US troops go to My Lai for?
Search and destroy mission - hunt VC
Who was affected by the My Lai Massacre?
Children, women and elderly (men gone to paddy fields to work)
How many people were injured during My Lai?
How long did it take to bury the bodies?
What was reported that happened to children?
Why was Lieutenant Calley sentenced to life in prison and how long for?
For leading the mission, 3 years
When did the US public find out about the incident at My Lai?
November 1969 - a year later