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The Scene Of The Crime - The New Yorker

The Vietnamese flag flies over the village of Mai Lai 19 November 1969, where some 600 villagers were allegedly massacred by
The Vietnamese flag flies over the village of Mai Lai 19 November 1969, where some 600 villagers were allegedly massacred by U.S Americal Division troops 16 March 1968. The U.S Army Criminal Investigation Division is probing the incident. AFP PHOTO DAVID LAMB (Photo credit should read DAVID LAMB/AFP/Getty Images)

There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers. N

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