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Vietnam / Song My Massacre / Charges #201191

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1969
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(Studio) Song My in Quang Ngai province desolated. Reports of American massacre there. Village chief says village controlled by Viet Cong and villagers probably killed in air strikes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Song My, South Vietnam) Aerial view of village destruction shown. New village viewed. Survivor of old village's destruction tells of Americans coming in March, 1968, and opening fire on villagers. Young boy shows where fingers were shot off. United States military says most people in village were Viet Cong sympathizers. Colonel Ton That Khien in charge of province. Says he learned of affair in June, 1968, and requested United States study. Khien says 100 villagers killed. Not sure he believes villagers.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Lieutenant William Calley and sergeant David Mitchell charged in case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shepard, Gary

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