Other sights in Son My (My Lai)
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It’s hard to believe that this tranquil rural spot was the setting for one of the most horrific crimes of the American War. On the morning of 16 March 1968, US troops swept through four hamlets in the Son My subdistrict, killing 504 villagers, many of them elderly and children. The largest mass killing took place in Xom Lang (Thuan Yen) subhamlet, where the Son My Memorial now stands. However, it was one of the other hamlets that lent the name the world remembers – the My Lai Massacre.