I'm going to go over and get them out of the bunker myself. If the squad opens up on them, shoot 'em.
To Spec. Lawrence Colburn, giving him the order to fire on any fellow US Army soldiers if they attempted to kill a group of unarmed Vietnamese civilians. 
Don't do the right thing looking for a reward, because it might not come.Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
He was treated like a traitor for 30 years, so he was conditioned to just shut up and be quiet. Every bit of information I got from him, I had to drag it out of him.Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
Something terrible happened here 30 years ago today. I cannot explain why it happened. I just wish our crew that day could have helped more people than we did.Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
I'd received death threats over the phone. Dead animals on your porch, mutilated animals on your porch some mornings when you get up. So I was not a 'good guy'.Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
These people were looking at me for help and there was no way I could turn my back on themThompson, Hugh, Jr.
What a great man. There are so many people today walking around alive because of him, not only in Vietnam, but people who kept their units under control under other circumstances because they had heard his story. We may never know just how many lives he saved. Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
You can't imagine what courage it took to do what he did. Thompson, Hugh, Jr.
He was the guy who by his heroic actions gave a morality and dignity to the American military effort. At war sometimes things get topsy turvy, so he was a moral example at a time when things were pure evil.Thompson, Hugh, Jr.