Friday, January 06, 2006

Louisiana's greatest humanitarian hero dies

Local News | The Pensacola News Journal:
"Hugh Thompson Jr., a former Army helicopter pilot honored for rescuing Vietnamese civilians from his fellow GIs during the My Lai massacre, died early Friday. He was 62.

Thompson, whose role in the 1968 massacre did not become widely known until decades later, died at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Alexandria, hospital spokesman Jay DeWorth said."
He lived nearby, and I wish that I had made the effort to try to meet him.

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