Ex-Vietnam lieutenant apologizes for My Lai massacre: opening doors for restorative justice?
by Lisa Rea
I was on holiday recently but when I returned I saw a very small story in my daily newspaper on Lt. William Calley and his public apology for the My Lai massacre of March 1968. I was quite young in 1968 but not too young not to recall the massacre that left 500 men, women and children dead in Vietnam. Lt. Calley's name became synonymous with the My Lai massacre here in the U.S. In 1971, Lt. Calley was convicted of killing 22 civilians during the massacre. He was sentenced to life in prison. President Richard Nixon reduced his sentence to serving three years under house arrest.