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Victim looking for good Samaritan who defended him during Gallery Place Metro station assault

A man said he was assaulted at Gallery Place during Friday’s evening rush hour. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Metro has arrested two teenagers and charged them with aggravated assault after they allegedly attacked a man on the platform at Gallery Place on Friday night.

Now, the victim and his family are seeking the good Samaritan who they say came to his aid during the attack.

The assault occurred about 5:45 p.m. Friday as John Rowley, 62, was exiting a Red Line train on the upper-level of Gallery Place, on his way to meet a friend. Rowley said he was walking toward  the end of the crowded platform when a group of teenagers approached. One of the teens thrust his shoulder into Rowley’s chest, knocking him off-balance, and another threw him to the ground, Rowley said.

“I was just minding my own

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/05/15/victim-looking-for-good-samaritan-who-defended-him-during-gallery-place-metro-station-assault/

49 years ago today, a tragedy happened in a place call My Lai

March 16, 1968 | U.S. Soldiers Massacre Vietnamese Civilians at My Lai

By The Learning Network, NYTime.com

On March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War, United States troops under the command of Lt. William L. Calley Jr. carried out a massacre of about 500 unarmed men, women and children in the village of My Lai.

The C Company, also known as the “Charlie Company,” of the 11th Brigade, Americal Division, was ordered to My Lai to eliminate the Vietcong’s 48th Battalion. On the night of March 15, Capt. Ernest Medina, the commander of Charlie Company, told his men that all civilians would leave the village by 7:00 the following morning, leaving only Vietcong soldiers and sympathizers. He ordered them to burn down the village, poison wells and wipe out the enemy.

Ronald Haeberle/U.S. ArmyWomen and children were victims of the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968.Read more at: http://ameriforce.net/49-years-ago-today-tragedy-happened-place-call-lai/