Bình Hòa massacre

The Bình Hòa Massacre was a massacre purportedly conducted by South Korean forces between December 3 and December 6, 1966, of 430 unarmed citizens in Bình Hòa village, Quảng Ngãi Province in South Vietnam.[1][3] In 2000, however, it was reported that a monument within the village, gave the dates of the massacre as October 22, 24, and 26, 1966 and said that 403 people were killed by the South Koreans.[4]

Binh Hoa Massacre
Quảng Ngãi Province
LocationBình Hòa village, Quảng Ngãi Province, South Vietnam
DateDecember 6, 1966
TargetBình Hòa villagers
Attack type
PerpetratorsSouth Korean forces
Memorial of Binh Hoa Massacre

The district was in the operational area of the Blue Dragon Brigade.[5] Most of the victims were children, elderly and women.[6] More than half the victims were women (including seven who were pregnant) and 166 children.[1][7] The South Korean soldiers burnt down all of the houses and killed hundreds of cows and buffalo after the atrocities.[1] A number of the survivors of the massacre joined the Viet Cong and fought against the United States and its Allies, one of which was South Korea.[1][8] South Korean forces were also accused of conducting a similar massacre in Binh Tai village within the same year.[9][10]

The Binh Hoa massacre was featured in a Korean documentary The Last Lullaby on the subject of Korean war crimes in South Vietnam.[11]

The massacre was discussed when British journalist Justin Wintle visited Vietnam in the late 1980s, where the report on the massacre was disclosed to Western media.[8]:12

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  1. ^ a b c d e "On War extra - Vietnam's massacre survivors". Al Jazeera. 2009-01-04. Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  2. ^ "Sở văn hóa thông tin tỉnh Quảng Ngãi". Quảng Ngãi government. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  3. ^ Wintle, Justin (2006). Romancing Vietnam: inside the boat country. Signal Books Ltd. p. 266. ISBN 1-904955-15-0. Archived from the original on 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  4. ^ Paul Alexander (April 9, 2000). "Villagers recall S. Korean atrocities in Viet War; Troops massacred 1,600 civilians in all, survivors say". Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "<8> 신화를 남긴 해병대 '짜빈동 전투' 고립된 1개 중대가 연대 규모 적 무찌르다". 국방일보. 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  6. ^ "Bình Hòa Massacre". Quảng Ngãi government. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  7. ^ "Korean troops' killings in Vietnam still unresolved". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  8. ^ a b Oliver, Kendrick (2006). The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory. Manchester University Press. p. 11. ISBN 9780719068911.
  9. ^ "Words of Condemnation and Drinks of Reconciliation Massacre in Vin Dinh Province All 380 People Turned into Dead Bodies Within an Hour". Hankyoreh. 1999-09-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  10. ^ Armstrong, Charles (2001). Critical Asian Studies, Volume 33, Issue 4 :America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam. Routledge. p. 530.
  11. ^ "Documentary on Vietnam War massacres wins honorable mention from state broadcaster". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-07.

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