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Vietnam / My Lai Massacre / Resor / Congressional Reaction #3143

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1969
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(Studio) Press Secretary Ron Ziegler, spking. for President Nixon, says alleged massacre abhorrent to Americans' conscience. Says administration 1st heard of it in April. Army Secretary, Stanley Resor, tells Congress' Armed Services Committee what is known.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Resor tells of Army's shock; says 24 Vietnam vets under criminal study. [RESOR - says incident unrep. of manner Army conducts self in Vietnam. No reason to believe cover-up.] Cmtes. shown colored slides of My Lai victims. Representative Leslie Arends says couldn't stomach photos. [Senator Stephen YOUNG - calls it horrifying to see women and children begging not to be killed and knowing they were.] [Senator Dan. INOUYE - says I'm sick about it.] [Senator John STENNIS - says war is hell, but these were civilians.] Representative Lionel Van Deerlin asks Pentagon to study another alleged massacre involving unit of 9th Infantry, in Mekong Delta in June. [VAN DEERLIN - says huts fired upon for target practice. Not military lair.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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