My Lai: Forty Years Later

My friend Ly Lan, whose own village was destroyed by the US military when she was a child, sends this audio from the BBC as a remembrance.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

4 thoughts on “My Lai: Forty Years Later”

  1. Reading the title of this post and listening to the BBC broadcast was a kick in the gut. How could it be 40 years ago now when listening to that broadcast made it seem like only yesterday?

  2. The weird thing is that they largely have forgiven us. I’ve I’ve lived in VN & even members of the war generation are quite welcoming of Americans, if somewhat reserved. There are exceptions & of course they won the war. . .

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