Letters: May 28, 2001

The Ghosts of Vietnam

"Undoubtedly, hundreds of women and children were killed in Vietnam. That's the way war is, and it's not going to change." THOMAS C. DELAHUNTY Fayetteville, N.C.

I am amazed at the confusion in the accounts of what happened that fateful night when civilians were killed in Thanh Phong [NATION, May 7]. The stories told by former Senator Bob Kerrey and his squad mate Gerhard Klann are completely different. Klann would have us believe it was a meticulous slaughter of unarmed women and children. Kerrey recalls that the killings were an accident that occurred during a confusing night...

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