Toledo Magazine's photo story by Andy Morrison on Vietnam's children.
Dennis Stout was a soldier caught between the ethics of his job and surviving in an unforgiving Army. As a military journalist, he watched platoon soldiers force 35 women and children into a pasture in the heart of Vietnam s Central Highlands.
At a motel outside Washington a redheaded woman clad only in a robe opened her door one morning to two men. They had a simple request: Get your boyfriend. Her boyfriend, Col. David Hackworth, appeared shirtless from the back of the motel room. The
For 37 years former Army journalist Dennis Stout has waited for answers - and justice - after witnessing members of an elite platoon in Vietnam kill unarmed civilians. The Army conducted a major probe in the 1970s but buried the results and did not
Three decades after an Army platoon repeatedly executed unarmed civilians and prisoners in Vietnam, a military lawyer has recommended the unit's former commander be brought up on a war-crime charge. In what would be an unprecedented event, retired
The Toledo Rotary members grew silent as Fred Grimm tried to compose himself. Standing to address the luncheon crowd of 220 last week, the Vietnam veteran choked back tears as he recalled how difficult it was to read in The Blade about the atrocities committed by an elite Army platoon.
Three Blade reporters won the Pulitzer Prize - journalism's highest honor - yesterday for uncovering the atrocities of an elite U.S. Army fighting unit in the Vietnam War that killed unarmed civilians and children during a seven-month rampage. Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss, and Joe Mahr received the investigative reporting prize for their series - "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths."
A day after enemy soldiers had nearly overrun his base camp, the commander of one of the most battered and bloodied battalions in Vietnam prepped his elite platoon to hunt down their attackers. In a 1966 pep talk laced with obscenities, the
In a packed Senate committee room more than three decades ago, John Kerry, a gangly 27-year-old war hero with mop-top hair, recounted the horrors of the Vietnam War -- unspeakable atrocities to which fellow veterans had admitted. Rapes. Tortures. Beheadings. That appearance would help define John Forbes Kerry in 1971 as an overnight celebrity - landing him national TV interviews on the war and putting him at the center of the anti-war movement.
In a case that has reached the top levels of the Pentagon, military investigators will begin interviewing former soldiers of an elite platoon accused of slaughtering scores of unarmed civilians in the Vietnam War. The Army will begin meeting with witnesses as part an ongoing review under the direction of acting Army Secretary Les Brownlee, who was asked to look into the matter by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.