Tag: My Lai

  • Not Everyone Deserves Our Honor

    Not Everyone Deserves Our Honor

      "The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon future generations."   I remember. My Lai. Lt. Calley. Watergate. Selma. Integration. Kent State. And the silence of being a Gold Star family during the Vietnam era. I have written thousands of words on this[..]
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  • All God’s Creatures: Ferguson

    All God’s Creatures: Ferguson

      I listened to President Obama's remarks in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision as I drove home from Richland, Washington last night. I prefer the radio as my news source because it takes the hype out of the kind of reporting TV[..]
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  • As Afghans lay sleeping

    As Afghans lay sleeping

    It’s not quite My Lai but it is a nightmare nonetheless. An American soldier, reportedly suffering  a mental breakdown, has killed Afghan civilians as they lay sleeping. When Lt. Calley and his men lined up a village of women and children and executed them at point-blank range,[..]
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