The Digital Journalist
© Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum / VIETNAM at PEACE / Trolley Books
Le Thi Nhiep from Binh Khanh village in Ben Tre province explained, "I was napalmed at 3 p.m. on April 9th, 1964 when three U.S. Skyraider airplanes bombed our village. We had no experience, no shelter with a cover. We had to pay a high price for this experience; a lot of people died. There were no NLF soldiers in our village. They bombed ours to mislead the soldiers who were in another village - where they actually landed. For me, I can never forget the crime the U.S. committed on my body. I now have to bear the wounds. But I'm not so important - the thousands of children killed are the ones that count."