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Semper Fi Marine!

I had a close friend of mine in 1/7 during Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom. He was in Charlie company commonly referred to as "Suicide Charlie" He gave me one of his shirts, and its one of my favorites.

Question - Five Marines from the battalion were responsible for the only war crime attributable to the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. On 19 February 1970, in the village of Son Thang-4 just southwest of Danang, a five-man patrol from the unit executed five women and eleven children.

Where you in country when this event occurred? What was your reaction to it?