CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1969
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(Studio) Report on conflict in House Armed Services Sub. Committee's study of My Lai.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Copter pilot Hugh Thompson told Committee he argued with Lieutenant William Calley over fate of Vietnam injured. Committee spokesperson says copter's guns trained on Calley's Platoon during argument. Thompson told Calley he intended to rescue them, and Calley said only way he could get them out was with grenade. He loaded 6-9 on helicopter and left. Representative Mendel Rivers angry at reports of comments of some Committee members Thompson did report unnecessary shooting. Representative Rivers barred radio and television mikes from hallway. Calls those who spread stories of Thompson's testimony "damned liars." Captain Ernest Medina tells Committee he didn't see or order massacre.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan
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