BONDED BY TRAGEDY: Former US Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle (first left) poses for a photo with Trần Văn Đức (first right) and his sisters Trần Thị Hà (second left) and Trần Thị Mỹ – three survivors of the Mỹ Lai massacre. Photo courtesy of Trần Văn Đức It’s been 51 years since former US Army photographer Ronald L Haeberle documented the tragic Mỹ Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968, when 504 unarmed villagers – 182 women, and 173 children and infants – in the centre of now Tịnh Khê Commune, in Sơn Tịnh District, were killed by soldiers of Charlie Company, under the command of Lieutenant Willam Calley Jr. Two children on a trail between rice fields that were photographed by Haeberle were later identified as survivors of the massacre. By Công Thành Trần Văn Đức, 58, returned to Mỹ Lai Village – where his mother and sister were buried in a mass grave of 75 villagers killed by American troops in a massacre in 1968 – earlier this year during a visit back to Việt Nam. Đức, a Vietnamese-German-Vietnamese national, and his two sisters Trần Thị Mỹ and Trần Thị Hà were among the few to survive the bloody massacre. US Army photographer… Read full this story
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