The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story

The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story

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ISBN-13: 9780925417909
Publisher: Acadian House Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 474,863
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

TRENT ANGERS who was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in Literature (2000 and 2001), is a veteran journalist who has authored thousands of published news and feature stories, as well as five books, in a writing and editing career that has spanned four decades.

His books are: The Truth About The Cajuns (1989); Dudley LeBlanc: A Biography (1993); The Forgotten Hero Of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story (1999); Grand Coteau: The Holy Land of South Louisiana (2005); and An Airboat on the Streets of New Orleans (2008).

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in 1970. Since 1975, Angers has been editor and publisher of Acadiana Profile, "The Magazine of the Cajun Country," based in Lafayette, La.; it is one of the longest-running regional publications in the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

1 Rendezvous in Paradise 13

2 Hazardous duty 21

3 Death's door 31

4 Laid up 35

5 Growing up in Stone Mountain, Georgia 39

6 Returning home 49

7 The Ridenhour letter 53

8 The Inspector General's summons 57

9 The My Lai massacre 59

10 A daring rescue 79

11 The pursuit of truth 91

12 The President's will 95

13 The sabotage of the My Lai trials 101

14 Soldier under fire 113

15 Obstruction of justice 121

16 A nation divided 137

17 A return to obscurity 147

18 Quest for the Soldier's Medal 157

19 A day of triumph 171

20 Mission to My Lai 183

21 A whole new light 217

Epilogue 227


Vietnamese People Killed at My Lai 234

Letters To A Hero 238

Haldeman's handwritten notes 241

Time Line 242

Sources 248

References 254

Index 263

About the Author 271

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