You may not connect the name Larry Colburn, but you may know of the My Lai incident. Larry was one of the door gunners on Chief Warrant Officer Hugh Thimpson’s helicopter when the three-man crew intervened in what may have been an everyday massacre by American troops in Vietnam, the one that occurred on March 16, 1970 in My Lai, Vietnam.
When the American public, including new soldiers being sent to Vietnam, found out about My Lai after pictures of the aftermath were printed in Life magazine, it sparked such an outcry that many people feel it deserves a place as one of th enails in the coffin of the Vietnam War.
Join Jimmy Tardy, Brian Willson, and Mike Hastie to talk with Larry Colburn about My Lai, what it represents, and what it felt like to be in the middle of this historic, heroic moment.
More information is available at the Hugh Thompson Foundation website: hughthompson.org
this audio may be downloaded at: http://kboo.fm/content/fulldisclosurelarrycolburnmylai