Buried secrets, brutal truths

Number 20918
Subject Military
Source Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
State Ohio
Year 2003
Publication Date Oct 19-22, 2003
Summary Over a seven-month period in 1967, and elite Army platoon known as Tiger Force committed the longest-documented series of atrocities by a battle unit in the Vietnam War. This story examines the allegations against the platoon, ranging from executing unarmed, elderly farmers to severing the ears of the Vietnamese dead to wear on necklaces. The Blade looked to veterans and documents to give color to this story of war crimes that went unpunished.
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