For those interested, the accumulated investigatory materials from the so-called Peers Inquiry that the army conducted in connection with the My Lai massacre provide the “official” perspective on the atrocities.
The My Lai Massacre
A Light in the Darkness
The My Lai massacre is the story of American troops that entered a village in Vietnam with orders to kill everyone in sight based on intelligence that all those present would be enemy combatants. "The intelligence was wrong, and U.S. troops were sent into battle against a village full of civilians. By some estimates, hundreds of Vietnamese citizens were slaughtered, including women and children. Hugh Thompson, a chopper pilot, risked everything to stand up to his superiors and do the right thing on that dark day. The investigation into the massacre became another government cover-up."