What drove a company of American soldiers - ordinary young men from all across the country - to commit the worst atrocity in American military history? Were they "just following orders" as some later declared? Or, did they crumble under the pressure of a vicious war in which the line between enemy soldier and civilian had been intentionally blurred? In an exploration of the morality of actions taken in the name of war, American Experience directs its lens to the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke ranks to try to halt the atrocities - then bring them to light.
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My Lai One of the Vietnam War's Darkest Chapters
Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse My Lai for exposing the My Lai massacre of innocents. But it really was only one of many such massacres.