Son Thang By
Gary D. Solis
More fascinating than fiction, Son Thang is the story of one of the worst war crimes of the Vietnam War-and one of the least known. On a moonlit night in February 1970, a "killer team" of five yun Marines was on patrol deep within Viet Cong-controlled territory southwest of Da Nang. Before that night was over, sixteen unarmed women and children in the small hamlet of Son Thang-4 were slaughtered, and five young Marines faced courts-martial for premeditated murder.