Danang-Chu Lai Airbase- My Lai (L)
You will be pick up at your hotel (Danang or Hoian) at 8AM then drive south to Chu Lai Airbase. It takes about 1.5 hour to get there. Spend yo time to explore the base. It is now partly domestic airport. After Chu Lai, we drive another 1 hour to get to My Lai Hamlet which was well-known as My Lai Massacre (or Pinkville) happened 16.Mar.1968. Between 347 to 504 unarmed people were killed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division. Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated as were children as young as 12. Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr, a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three and a half years under house arrest.
Right at place the Massacre happened, a museum built up to commemorise the victims.
After visit the museum, have lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to your hotel.