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Vietnam / My Lai Massacre / Hollings / Town / Laird #201298

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Ernest Hollings denounces Army's decision to bring Lieutenant WEn. Calley, Junior before general Court-martial. Asks if all soldiers who make mistake under pressure will be tried as common criminals. Calley charged with murder of 109 civilians in My Lai on March 16, 1968.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(My Lai, South Vietnam) Troops enter village; fire warning shots to VC. Hses. there were built of brick and stone. Bunkers intact; soldiers there in 1968 may have been busy "doing something else." Village shambles.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee "shocked and sick" when he learned of affair.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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