Thompson, Hugh, 1943-2006Alternative names
Hugh Clowers Thompson, Jr. (1943-2006) and Lawrence M. Colburn were both soldiers in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and helped to rescue Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai massacre. Thompson, born April 15, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a helicopter pilot and served in the military from 1961-1983. He died in 2006. Colburn, born in Coulee City, Washington, joined the Army in 1966 and served as a door gunner in Vietnam. Both were awarded the Soldier's Medal in 1998.
From the description of Hugh Thompson and Lawrence Colburn collection, 1967-2006. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84671713
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Moral and ethical aspects
- Vietnam War--1961-1975--Veterans