Sunday, August 23, 2009
Calley Apologizes for My Lai Massacre for the First Time
Vietnamese women and children in My Lai shortly before being killed in the massacre, March 16, 1968. Photo by Ronald L. Haeberle
SEE VIDEO - READ TRANSCRIPT at Democracy Now! dot org for 8-24-2009
Calley Apologizes for 1968 My Lai Massacre
Over forty-one years after the My Lai Massacre, when US troops killed more than 500 men, women and children in Vietnam, the former Army lieutenant who was convicted for his role in the killings has publicly apologized.
William Calley was the only US soldier held legally responsible for the slayings. He was convicted on twenty-two counts of murder, and his sentence was later commuted by President Reagan.
Last week, William Calley publicly apologized for the first time, saying, “There is not a day that goes by that I do not feel remorse for what happened that day in My Lai."
He added that he had been FOLLOWING ORDERS.
Posted by CN at 6:41 AM