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  1. 1. Edward Donatell 11 th Grade History
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mass Murder of 307-504 unarmed citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Some victims were sexually abused </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetrated by U.S. forces on March 16, 1968 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Charlie Company of 23 Infantry Division </li></ul><ul><li>Captain Ernest Medina </li></ul><ul><li>1 st platoon was led by2 nd Lt. William Calley </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1 st Platoon, Charlie Company leads attack </li></ul><ul><li>No enemy soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Lt. William Calley opens fire </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>1 st civilians are killed </li></ul><ul><li>Women and Children rounded up </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers executing innocent civilians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70 killed by Calley himself </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>U.S. Helicopter witnesses carnage </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. soldiers continue killing and burning </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of women and children dead </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers reported no one left alive. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>U.S. government claims victory </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Story reaches the general public in 1969 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Ripped the Mask Off” the war </li></ul><ul><li>Was deplored throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>Led to Army Commission investigation </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>30 officers charged with murder </li></ul><ul><li>Only one Convicted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William Calley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life in Prison </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>President Nixon pardons Lt. Calley </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers who attempted to stop the massacre receive recognition years later </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese Claim over 500 dead </li></ul>

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