August 22, 2009

Too Little, Far Too Late

Via and MSNBC. William Calley apologized for My Lai over forty years after the massacre that was one of the darkest pages in the history of the United States Army. One of my ROTC instructors was an armor platoon leader working in the same area as Calley before the massacre. This lieutenant colonel's succinct response was typical of him when asked by a classmate in the early Eighties what Calley was like: "Immature d--khead." Vietnam vet, War College professor, and author Colonel Harry Summers once said that Calley should have been drawn and quartered and his remains hung on the gates of Fort Benning was a warning to generations of infantry officers about their duty to protect the innocent.

Posted by LMC at August 22, 2009 07:36 AM | TrackBack