The first mention of Colin Powell in Ain’t Marching is about My Lai, about “the massacre’s initial whistleblowers [including]Thomas Glenton, who’d first tried the chain of command and been blown off by Major Colin Powell.”
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Michael Wong’s Gethsemane
I wanted to give due here to one of the soldiers who turned that moment into a movement.
48 years ago today, a match was struck that helped burn down the Vietnam War.
The Witness from Pinkville, published today, is by someone who was only 11 when his family was slaughtered at My Lai.
45 years ago, people learned what had happened in My Lai
And all earlier drafts of my book included a sort of big-picture retelling of those events, focusing on signature dissenters like Hugh Thompson and Ron Ridenhour. Now that I’ll be referring to those events ONLY in a leaner, character-based narrative, I wanted this blog to have this version, of which I am pretty proud. IContinue reading “45 years ago, people learned what had happened in My Lai”