Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
My Lai is the war story from Vietnam that can teach us the most. It gives us the chance to understand what this war was like, and how it felt. It provides a window into humanity at its worst. It shows us how innocence can be destroyed, and the brutality that average nineteen-year old American boys are capable of. It illuminates and tragedy and injustice of all war, and it tells us about the dangers of hubris. If we remember these lessons, we can in some way redeem the victims of the My Lai Massacre, soldier and civilian alike, by refusing to let history repeat itself.
Date of Award
© Gus Maxwell
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Maxwell, Gus, "Making Sense of the My Lai Massacre" (2011). Student Publications. 542.