My Lai Massacre - Newspaper Article

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November 22nd 1969 November 22nd 1969 The Tennessee Times The Tennessee Times MY LAI MASSACRE… HAVE WE GONE TOO FAR? MY LAI MASSACRE… HAVE WE GONE TOO FAR? This angered the men and they were there ready to fight…and kill: as they did. We spoke to Robert John Major, a researcher who dove deeply into the events of the My Lai Massacre and why they happened. He told us “as the details of the whole massacre aren’t shocking enough, when I truly fleshed through all the information we had of the events and went deeper, I came across stories one couldn’t make up. An example of one of the atrocious events was on 17th March, the day after the massacre, the guides were still in the village when a small boy, who had manage to hide under his Grandmother’s clothes and dodge any gun shots, climbed out of a mountain of bodies. One of the soldiers told his top shooter to shoot the boy as he ran away, this soldier refused and in anger, the first soldier shot the young infant boy and killed him.” We see that the soldiers must have to have dehumanised the civilians that lived in the small village of My Lai and many other civilians as this atrocious and frightening and confusing war continues. Honor Riley This angered the men and they were there ready to fight…and kill: as they did. We spoke to Robert John Major, a researcher who dove deeply into the events of the My Lai Massacre and why they happened. He told us “as the details of the whole massacre aren’t shocking enough, when I truly fleshed through all the information we had of the events and went deeper, I came across stories one couldn’t make up. An example of one of the atrocious events was on 17th March, the day after the massacre, the guides were still in the village when a small boy, who had manage to hide under his Grandmother’s clothes and dodge any gun shots, climbed out of a mountain of bodies. One of the soldiers

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