One thing I learned the hard way a long time ago
was to always consider the source of my information. You say the authors did a
good job of research on the 7th Cav from the days of Custer and that supposedly
proves that the Cav, a hundred years later, were inclined to do the same thing
in Korea. Who are you trying to fool? But as I said, consider the source. Has
anyone bothered to do the same careful research on the authors. What is their
Soldiers are trained to kill and their
commanders psych them up by demonizing the
It is the commanders' job to make sure that
their troops do not kill people who are not enemies. In the
Wounded Knee and the No Gun Ri massacres, the commanders failed to control
In addition to the killing of women and
children, the book in question describes US soldiers raping South
Korean women and desecrating Korean ancestral burial items in
the No Gun Ri area prior to the killing. In the Wounded Knee
Massacre, the 7th Cav troopers engaged in gross sexual acts as well (see the
Sand Creek Massacre (PBS)
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The book also mentions that judges in America
given convicted criminals the option to join the Army or go to
jail. The book does not claim everyone in the 7th Cav was a criminal,
but I wonder what percent of the 7th Cav troopers were convicted
The book mentions that Maj. Gen. Dean was the
only senior commander who refused to allow killing civilians.
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. A shot was fired, most likely from an Indian and
the battery of
guns and the other 7th Cavalry troops opened
How similar these stories are bet. Wounded Knee
& No Gun Ri!
At No Gun Ri too, there was also some
US troops were shot at from the refugees. However,
have said that there were no fire from them and even the
Army investigation did not confirm that story. How story changes
depending on who tells it!
In any case, I don't want to give
a wrong impression that
we can conclude that No Gun Ri massacre took
because of Wounded Knee history. Of course, each
should be investigated on its own merit.
All I am saying is that the
distressful past history of the 7th Cav.
only reinforces our
impression that another massacre may have took
place at No Gun Ri.
BTW, I read part of the book and found that the authors did
some research on the past history of 7th Cav. and they
the Wounded Knee story in their book. I am glad that
this info was
included in the book.