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Vietnam / Song My Massacre / Calley / Latimer #3111

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1969
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(Studio) Lieutenant William Calley, Junior to be Court-martialled; charged with murder of 109 men, women, and children of Song My in March, 1968. 27 others under investigation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Defense Department Spokesperson Richard CAPON - cites Calley charges. Charges to be brought before General Court-martial Bd. If guilty, either life in prison or death penalty.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Former Judge on Mil. Court of Appeals, George Latimer, to defense Calley.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Salt Lake City, UT) [LATIMER - says unusual for country to charge own serviceman with murder unless atrocity occurred beyond call of duty. Guessing, but Calley only 2 days from discharge when charged. Can't be tried by Court-martial, if discharged.]

Smith, Howard K.;
Yates, Ed

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