Posts Tagged: Viet Nam

G.I. Joe's War

"The birthday of what’s called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War – a storm [...]


William Calley's My Lai Apology

Speaking in Columbus, GA, last week, former Army lieutenant William Calley apologized for his role in the My Lai massacre. If you've never heard of My Lai, here's a little background: "In March 1968, U.S. soldiers gunned down hundreds of civilians in the Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai. The Army at first denied, then downplayed the event, saying most of the dead were Vietcong. But in November 1969, journalist Seymour Hersh revealed what really happened and Calley was court martialed and convicted of murder." There is, of course, much more to the story. For additional perspective, read this. But remember: It's about the massacre of hundreds of civilians. [...]