Today is Sunday, March 29, 2020

Today in
Vietnam War History

1971 - Lt. William L. Calley was found guilty of premeditated murder at My Lai by a U.S. Army court-martial at Fort Benning, GA. The massacre had taken place on March 16, 1968 in Quang Ngai Province. Calley was eventually sentenced to a 10-years but, was pareoled after serving about a a third of the sentence.

1973 - Operation Homecoming was completed when the last of 591 U.S. prisoners were released and returned from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi. The operation began on February 12 with the release of 142 prisoners.

Vietnam War Quote

There is a simple prescription for peace--leave your neighbors alone."
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, May 22, 1964

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