American Experience

My Lai Preview

Preview: Season 22 Episode 6 | 30s

March 16, 1968, a company of American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, located in Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam. By the end of the day, they had shot and killed between 300 and 507 unarmed and unresisting men, women and children. What drove a company of American soldiers -- ordinary young men from around the country -- to commit the worst atrocity in American military history?

Aired: 04/26/10

Rating: NR

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