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Calley Verdict / Reactions #14882

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 30, 1971
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(Studio) Most people, expressing reactions, disagree with Calley verdict.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(South Vietnam) [Sp/4 Richard MUNS - says Calley not guilty of 102 deaths; everyone responsible.] [Sp/4 Robert GOODE - says Calley made scapegoat; if people saw civilians shooting GIs, would feel they were wearing North Vietnam uniforms; hard to tell difference between Civilian, North Vietnam and VC.] [Pfc. Leroy TAWES - says Calley shouldn't be guilty, obeying order; in response to reporter question, would have to think twice about following order now.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Captain Ernest Medina expresses reaction to Calley verdict.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) [MEDINA - feels verdict harsh, severe; in response to reporter question, doesn't think war crimes tribunal necessary; if individuals tried for isolated incidents on World War II standards, may be necessary to consider it; if acquitted in own trial, have to resign from army.]
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry;
Sanders, Marlene

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