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Flashcards in My Lai Massacre Deck (12):
1

When did the My Lai Massacre take place?

March 16th, 1968

2

How many people lived in My Lai before it was attacked?

700

3

Who led the mission?

Lieutenant William Calley

4

How many US troops were sent to My Lai?

1 platoon

5

What did the US troops go to My Lai for?

Search and destroy mission - hunt VC

6

Who was affected by the My Lai Massacre?

Children, women and elderly (men gone to paddy fields to work)

7

How many people were injured during My Lai?

500

8

How long did it take to bury the bodies?

3 days

9

What was reported that happened to children?

*Throats cut
*Shot
*Mutilation

10

Why was Lieutenant Calley sentenced to life in prison and how long for?

For leading the mission, 3 years

11

When did the US public find out about the incident at My Lai?

November 1969 - a year later

12

How did the US react to what happened in My Lai?

*Went against US due to the media
*Picture of Kim Phuc being burnt by napalm