After seeing the destruction to both property and civilians inside of the village, Captain Medina radios Lieutenant Brooks of the 2nd Platoon to stop the killing. 1:30 PM March 6, 1998 How many trucks are on a military installation! Was the price of winning the war a price worth paying? March 7, 1970 Thompson's aircraft arrives back at landing zone Dottie. Task Force Barker (TF Barker), a battalion-sized ad hoc unit of 11th Brigade, was to be employed for the job. The soldiers of Charlie Company, a unit of the Americal Division's 11th Infantry Brigade and the villagers of My Lai. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh interviews Lieutenant Calley at Fort Benning. 9:50AM Work at Carrington is comprised of digging up bunkers, setting up … Shortly after midnight, the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese army launches the Tet Offensive against South Vietnam, attacking 36 of 44 provincial capitals. Was charged in deliberate murder of 102 civilians, found guilty and sentenced to life. The Communist offensive, known as the Tet Offensive, is repelled by heavy American and South Vietnamese firepower, and the 48th Battalion retreats toward the coast through Pinkville, a region that earns its name from a section highlighted in pink on American military maps. Coordinates: 15°10′42″N 108°52′10″E / 15.17833°N 108.86944°E / 15.17833; 108.86944 Script error: No such module "Navbox". CRASH ON LAND. During the trial, the military prosecutor insisted that Calley ordered his men to deliberately murder civilians, a direct defiance of the U.S. Rules of Engagement. Letters Home From Vietnam. Waltzing Matilda. document.documentElement.className += 'js'; The operation at My Lai is finally over. While on a patrol, the popular Sergeant George Cox is killed by a booby trap, and two other GI's are seriously injured. 10:00AM Get the latest on new films and digital content, learn about events in your area, and get your weekly fix of American history. After the chief's report becomes public knowledge, local Vietcong unite in Quang Ngai and distribute leaflets about the incident. B. The brigade was organized as a separate Infantry Brigade at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. In a hut, one soldier finds three children and a wounded woman and old man. Support Our Troops. and to bring them all back together again. Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division?? Georgian governor Jimmy Carter asked his constituency to drive for a week with their lights on in protest, and flags are flown at half-mast in the state of Indiana. After a trial that included testimony from 106 witnesses, Colonel Henderson is acquitted of all charges. Barker's investigation concurs with that of Henderson. The 1st and 2nd Platoons of Charlie Company stumbles across a minefield, killing three men and wounding a dozen more. Americal Division. Task Force Barker's mission is declared a success and the Companies involved are disbanded. Americal Division. An elderly woman is spotted running down a path with an unexploded M79 grenade lodged in her stomach. Calley is found guilty of premeditated murder of 22 civilians and sentenced to life in prison. n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; The research for this After Action Report included OPERATIONAL REPORTS, DAILY STAFF JOURNALS and DUTY OFFICER S LOGS at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels located in the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Another group of 70 civilians are moved to the east of the village. CHARLIE COMPANY 4th BN. Delta Company © 2019 He marks their positions with smoke grenades and radios soldiers on the ground to provide medical assistance. Captain Medina and his command group enter My Lai and walk through the village. 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