Ivan Lee - The Cry Of My Lai (2:51)
The My Lai Massacre was surely the ugliest incident of the entire Vietnam war. The event took place in March 1968 and involved members of the U.S. Army murdering hundreds of unarmed civilians in the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Estimates place the number of victims at somewhere between approximately 350 and 500 people, many of them women, children and the elderly.
The awful killings inspired a number of topical country songs about the event, almost all of which, in a position that doesn't seem too defensible in hindsight, defended William Calley, the Leiutenant who ordered the killings.
Ivan Lee's The Cry Of My Lai, however, is an exception in that it offers Calley no support and, in fact, decisively condemns his actions. In case you missed it, this event was the subject of an earlier Beware Of The Blog post, one that included 9 other records about the massacre.