Remembering Ronald Ridenhour, Who Spurred My Lai Probe Ronald Ridenhour was an investigative journalist and Vietnam veteran, who first disclosed the details of the massacre at My Lai, where U.S. Army troops gunned down at least 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, on March 16, 1968. Ridenhour began to hear stories from friends and other soldiers who and participated in or witnessed the slaughter. He wrote a letter to President Nixon, detailing what he had heard, and the letter sparked an Army investigation that led to indictments, and public disclosure of the incident. Ridenhour died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 52 in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, La.
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Remembering Ronald Ridenhour, Who Spurred My Lai Probe

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Remembering Ronald Ridenhour, Who Spurred My Lai Probe

Remembering Ronald Ridenhour, Who Spurred My Lai Probe

Remembering Ronald Ridenhour, Who Spurred My Lai Probe

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Ronald Ridenhour was an investigative journalist and Vietnam veteran, who first disclosed the details of the massacre at My Lai, where U.S. Army troops gunned down at least 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, on March 16, 1968. Ridenhour began to hear stories from friends and other soldiers who and participated in or witnessed the slaughter. He wrote a letter to President Nixon, detailing what he had heard, and the letter sparked an Army investigation that led to indictments, and public disclosure of the incident. Ridenhour died of a heart attack on Sunday at the age of 52 in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, La.