In MemoriamHow many fulfill great contradictions— a soldier who saves lives turning his guns on his comrades to save civilians— giving truth to the common lie that soldiers fight for peace. A moral impulse amid massacre dropping from the sky like a dove. How many aged leaders have such courage to vote against war and greed? Let us honor Hugh Thompson, Jr. a man who goes to his grave with dignity and profound human decency.
Hugh Thompson, Jr. was the helicopter pilot in Vietnam who sat his helicopter down to protect civilians at My Lai. His report to superiors lead to a cease fire order that stopped the massacre.