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The massacre at My Lai on March 16, 1968 continues to haunt students of the Vietnam War as a moment that challenges notions of American virtue. James Olson and Randy Roberts have combed unpublished testimony and gather a collection of eyewitness accounts from those who were at My Lai and reports from those who investigated the incident and its cover-up.

About the Author

James S. Olson is a Distinguished Professor ofHistory at Sam houston State University. He is a historian of recent U.S. history as well as popular culture. He also has a special interest in Vietnam and has edited the Dictionary of the Vietnam War (19988) and written The Vietnam War: Handbook of the Literature and Research (1993) and, with Randy Roberts, Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, Second Edition (1996). Olson is the author of many other books and articles, including The Ethnic Dimenion in American History, Second Edition (1995); Saving Capitalism (1988); amd, with Randy Roberts, John Wayne: American (1995).

Randy Roberts is professor of history at Purdue University. His primary research areas are sports and popular culture within the larger context of recent American histroy. He is an award-winning biographer and is highly visible in the field of post-1945 American history. Among his more important books are Heavy Justice: The State of Indiana v. Michael G. Tyson (1994); Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (1979); and Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes (1983). Roberts has served frequently as a consultant for PBS News, HBO, and the History Channel.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

    

  Introduction: The Road to My Lai

    America's Longest War

    The Ground War in Quang Ngai

    Charlie Company

    The My Lai Massacre

    Aftermath

    

  1. The Official Story

       1. Jay A. Roberts, Press Release, March 1968

       2. Frank A. Barker Jr., Combat Action Report, March 28, 1968

       3. William Westmoreland, Testimony before Congressional Committee, 1970

    

  2. The Official Rules of Modern Warfare

       4. William Westmoreland, Testimony before Congressional Committee, 1970

       5. Wallet Cards

    

Training in the Rules of Land Warfare

       6. Herbert L. Carter, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       7. Peers Commission, Training of 11th Brigade, 1970

    

  3. Experience in War: December 1967 to March 14, 1968

       8. Peers Commission, Military Situation in Quang Ngai Province, 1970

       9. Michael Bernhardt, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       10. William L. Calley, Combat Experience before My Lai, 1970

       11. Jay A. Roberts, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

    

  4. The Briefings: March 15, 1968

       12. Peers Commission, Pre-Operation Briefings, 1970

       13. Eugene Kotouc, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       14. Ernest L. Medina, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       15. Max D. Hutson, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       16. Gregory T. Olsen, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       17. Harry Stanley, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       18. Ronald L. Haeberle, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       19. Herbert L. Carter, Testimony to the U. S. Army CID, 1969

       20. Robert W. T'Souvas, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       21. Thomas R. Partsch, Journal Entry, March 15, 1968

       22. Robert E. Maples, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       23. Nguyen Dinh Phu, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       24. Michael Terry, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       25. Dennis Conti, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

    

  5. The Assault on My Lai

       26. Dennis Conti, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       27. Herbert L. Carter, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       28. Michael Terry, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       29. Robert E. Maples, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       30. Larry Polston, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       31. Varnado Simpson, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       32. Hugh Thompson Jr., Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       33. Ernest L. Medina, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1969

       34. Nguyen Hieu, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       35. Nguyen Bat, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       36. Summary of Rapes, 1970

       37. Do Vien, Testimony to U.S. Army CID, 1970

       38. William L. Calley, Testimony at Court-Martial, 1970

    

  6. The Cover-Up

       39. Hugh Thompson Jr., Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       40. Carl Crestwell, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       41. Ernest L. Medina, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

    

Testimony from Charlie Company

       42. Michael Bernhardt, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       43. Dennis Conti, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       44. Herbert L. Carter, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       45. Oran K. Henderson, Report of Investigation, April 24, 1968

       46. Oran K. Henderson, Statement to Peers Commission, April 24, 1968

       47. Vietcong Leaflet, 1968

       48. National Liberation Front Committee Notice, March 28, 1968

       49. Summary of Son My Chief's Letter, April 11, 1968

       50. Tran Ngoc Tan, Report to Quang Ngai Province Chief, March 28, 1968

       51. Thomas R. Partsch, Journal Entries, March 16-18, 1968

       52. Brian Livingston, Letters Home, March 16 and 19, 1968

       53. Samuel Koster, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

    

  7. Exposure and Investigation

       54. Ronald Ridenhour, Letter to Military and Political Leaders, March 29, 1969

       55. William Wilson, "I Had Prayed to God That This Thing Was Fiction," 1990

    

Newspaper Accounts

       56. Robert M. Smith, Officer Kept in Army in Inquiry Into Killing of Vietnam Civilians, November 13, 1969

       57. E. W. Kenworthy, Resor Called to Testify About Alleged Massacre, November 26, 1969

       58. Fred Graham, Army Lawyers Seek Way To Bring Ex-G.I.'s to Trial, November 26, 1969

       59. Photographs from Life Magazine, 1969

    Public Reaction

       60. Notes and Comment, December 20, 1969

       61. The Great Atrocity Hunt, December 16, 1969

    

  8. Culpability

       62. J. Anthony Lukas, Meadlo's Home Town Regards Him as Blameless, November 26, 1969

       63. William L. Calley, Testimony at Court-Martial, 1970

       64. Paul Meadlo, Testimony to Peers Commission, 1970

       65. Lewis B. Puller Jr., From Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr., 1991

       66. Peter Steinfels, "Calley and the Public Conscience," April 12, 1971

       67. Richard M. Nixon, From RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, 1978

       68. William C. Westmoreland, From A Soldier Reports, 1976

    

APPENDICES

    

  Glossary

  A My Lai Chronology (1967-1974)

  Questions for Consideration

  Suggested Readings

  Maps

    

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312142278
Author:
Olson, James Stuart
Author:
Roberts, Randy
Author:
Olson, James Stuart
Author:
Olson, James S.
Author:
Olson
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
My lai massacre, vietnam, 1968
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.49 x 0.32 in

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