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Vietnam / Massacre / Background #3025

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
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(Studio) Mil. Chief of Quang Ngai Province denies American soldiers executed 100s of villagers in March, 1968. Chief says air and artillery strikes killed them. Village survivors say 100 Americans in patrol open fire on villagers. 2 being held in United States with regard to case. Army study triggered by letters from Vet Ron Ridenhour, not an eyewitness.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Claremont, California) [RIDENHOUR - says heard that 2 Companies of Task Force Barker cordoned off village and 3rd Company, Charlie, swept through and killed everyone. Wanted to see action taken. Those arrested are just pawns of Ofrs. who planned this.] Ridenhour says we should leave Vietnam soon as possible.
REPORTER: John Davenport

Davenport, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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