Varnado Simpson



Age: 48


Summary: former U.S. Army soldier who was best known for his participation in the 1968 My Lai Massacre, where he reportedly murdered, tortured, and mutilated at least eight unarmed villagers including a mother and her baby, but who had also claimed to be wracked with remorse after the killings and suffered from a severe bout of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.



Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound


Born: October 7, 1948


Died: May 4, 1997


Location: Jackson, Mississippi