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Surviving The My Lai Massacre

US troops went on the rampage through a Vietnamese village in March 1968, killing men, women and children. 11-year old Pham Thanh Cong survived, the rest of his family was killed.

US troops went on the rampage through a Vietnamese village in March 1968, killing men, women and children in cold blood. 11-year old Pham Thanh Cong survived, but the rest of his family was killed. In 2012 he spoke to Neal Razzell about his memories of the bloodbath.

Photo: Pham Thanh Cong now.

Credit Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images.

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