Thuong Thi Mai:
I was extremely angry. They
called everybody a VC. All the
women and children were called VCs.
What kind of soldiers were they who could not even
identify women and children? What kind of a war was this they were
fighting? We were all women and children. There was not a single able
bodied man around. All babies, children and women and old women.
They rushed us, they gritted their monkey teeth and
then they opened fire. They gritted their teeth and then they just
opened fire with their rifles. They didn't care for anything at all.
After they killed the people, they burnt down all the
houses so that the survivors had no place to live in. They burned
everything. Not a single thing was left on the ground.
Even dead children were burnt. Hence, I could collect
only that much of the remains of three children. It was only a handful
of bones. Their parents were also all killed. All the children were
In one case, the mother was
killed and left two tiny babies who clung to the mother breasts and
sucked at them. The babies were sitting like this and sucked at the
breasts. One child is still alive now, but the other one died.