My Lai


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My Lai

 (mē′ lī′)
A village of southern Vietnam where more than 300 unarmed civilians, including women and children, were massacred by US troops (March 1968) during the Vietnam War.

My Lai

(ˈmaɪ ˈlaɪ; ˈmiː)
n
(Placename) a village in S Vietnam where in 1968 US troops massacred over 400 civilians
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Those of us who were of age during the Vietnam War remember the My Lai Massacre of 1968, in which a company of American soldiers poured automatic rifle fire into groups of unarmed villagers, killing perhaps 500 people, many of them women and children.