1971 April 5

Senator Hatfield Places Vietnam War Crimes Testimony in Congressional Record


Senator Mark Hatfield, Republican of Oregon, on this day placed into the Congressional Record 900 pages of testimony about war crimes committed by American military personnel in the Vietnam War. The testimony was given by military veterans at the Winter Soldier hearings on war crimes, which took place in Detroit from January 31 to February 2, 1971.

The Winter Soldier hearings were organized by the group Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW).

Learn more about the anti-Vietnam War movement: Thomas Powers, The War at Home: Vietnam and the American People, 1964–1968 (1973)

Watch a documentary on how the Vietnam War affected America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGeFPzFNkQg

Learn more about Vietnam Vets Against the War here.

Learn more about the Winter Soldier hearings here.


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