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01/07/2006 Archived Entry: "My Lai hero passes away"
My Lai hero passes away
Raving Reporter Thunder here.
Hugh Thompson Jr., a former Army helicopter pilot honored for rescuing Vietnamese civilians from his fellow GIs during the My Lai massacre, died early Friday. He was 62.
On March 16, 1968, Thompson and his crew did something that required bravery almost beyond comprehension. Witnessing American troops gunning down Vietnamese civilians, they placed their helicopter in the line of fire between their fellow troops and the villagers.
I haven't heard of a similar situation happening in Iraq. One can only hope and pray that todays troops wouldn't perform senseless killing like that, but to be honest, I'm not optimistic. Troops do what they're told to do. Add on top of that all of the administrations propaganda about "stayin' the course" and "insurgents" and it doesn't look good for sheeple being able to make brave and honorable decisions like that.
In the "Warn Turr", you're either for us or against us. Bush & Co would label Thompson and his crew as traitors. I call them heroes.
Posted by Thunder @ 05:13 PM CST