American Experience

Season 22 Episode 6

My Lai

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2010 on PBS
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My Lai
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The circumstances surrounding the 1968 atrocities committed against Vietnamese civilians by American soldiers and their effect on the perceptions of the war in Vietnam.
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    • The Mai Lai incident sparked a national interest in military orders and duty to them. Twenty men were brought to trial for the massacre, only one junior officer served under house arrest despite being convicted of murder by a military investigation.

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    • William Calley (Army Lieutenant at My Lai): There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel remorse for what happened in My Lai. I feel remorse for the Vietnamese who were killed, their families, for the American soldiers involved and their families. I am very sorry.

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