In 1976 the Marine Corps Gazette published a two-part article by this author entitled "Crimes in Hostilities." It analyzed acts committed by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel in Vietnam that could have been characterized as war crimes. As submitted and accepted by the publication's Editorial Board, the article began with the description of a 1970 crime committed by Marines. The editor (not the present editor) refused to publish the article unless an Army incident was substituted; the Marine Corps would not be portrayed in a negative way in the pages of the Gazette. This reviewer relented, describing instead the massacre of civilians at My Lai on 16 March 1968 by soldiers of the U.S. Army's 23rd (Americal) Division.