American soldiers killed children, women, and elders in the village of My Lai. This was important because it was one of the most disgusting acts committed by any American soldiers.
Image: The My Lai Massacre, the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), almost entirely civilians and the majority of them women and children, perpetrated by US Army forces on March 16 1968. Women and children in My Lai, Vietnam, shortly before US soldiers shot and killed them.s Source Report of Army review into My Lai incident, book 6, 14 March 1970.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Accessed May 23, 2019.