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Re: More on No Gun Ri
Yes, Mike - I 've actually read all of the supporting documents for the
AP article, and also know that Daily has since admitted he was not
I have a few memoirs sent to me by Vets - published by small presses,
probably at their own expense. What's interesting, however, is the
inclusion of their letters home. In one instance, an 18 yr old tank
gunner writes home about "blowing away civilians and livestock that were
in the way. He wasn't proud of it, but it was something he said that he
had to do at the time. There was no order behind this instance. It's
only much later, years later, that the magnitude of those actions
resurface in sometimes deleterious ways.
Mike Davino wrote:
> I would hesitate to speak for the other members, but
> as I remember from previous discussions, quite a few
> are skeptical about it.
> You can find the list archives at this URL:
> You will find some discussion of this subject on the
> May 2000 link and some more on the April 2001 link
> (that compares it with the Senator Bob Kerrey
> One of the main ex-soldiers, Ed Daily, qouted by the
> AP was later discredited. It turns out he was in some
> kind of rear-echelon maintenance at the time and did
> not join the 7th Cavalry Regiment until much later.
> Unfortunately, some of the allegations must be true.
> The reporters found orders in unit journals that seem
> to direct units to fire at refugees under some
> Mike Davino
> --- MGH & HJM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Mike - please excuse my naivety in this matter as I
> > am a new list member
> > - but what is the basic consensus among list members
> > about the veracity
> > of No Gun Ri charges. Like the Army's report in the
> > matter - no such
> > incident happened? Or did such incidents happen but
> > not to the severity
> > claimed at No Gun Ri?
> > hjm
> > Mike Davino wrote:
> > > The Associated Press continues to push the No Gun
> > Ri
> > > story.
> > >
> > > This article in today's Miami Herald seems more
> > like a
> > > plug for the book written by three AP staffers
> > than it
> > > is a news story.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Book details more orders to shoot refugees
> > > Many documents uncovered on U.S. military action
> > in
> > > Korea
> > >
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