My Lai Massacre

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HistoryCentral.com > America's Wars > Vietnam War > Events > My Lai Massacre


March 16, 1968

My Lai Massacre

 

A unit of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 20th Infantry, slaughter between 200 and 500 unarmed villagers in the hamlet of My Lai. Led by Lieutenant William Calley, the platoon is ordered to enter the village firing.

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