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Vietnam / My Lai / Studies / Westmoreland / G.I. #201507

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1969
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(Studio) House Armed Services Sub. Committee studies My Lai event.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Chief Warrant Ofr., helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson, testifies. [Chairperson Committee Representative Mendel RIVERS - says no 1 can be charged with massacre from Thompson's testimony.] Reporter asks Captain Ernest Medina about Chicago Sun-Times story in which sergeant Michael Bernhardt contradicted Medina's story of killing woman. [Captain MEDINA - says Bernhardt's story untrue. Had discipline problems with him. Saw 20-28 bodies there; not 100 as Bernhardt said. Don't know what he saw.] Some members of Pentagon Bd., led by Lieutenant General William Peers, to go to Vietnam to investigate.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

(Charlotte, North Carolina) [Army Chief of Staff, General William WESTMORELAND - says Army not trying to hide anything. Continue to study incident.]

(Studio) Ex-G.I. at My Lai told Houston Chronicle of massacre.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve

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