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Vietnam / Massacre Cover-up / Ford / Henderson #3144

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1969
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(Studio) Did previous administration know of massacre and try to cover it up?
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) House Republican leader, Gerald Ford, suggests possibility.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) [Representative FORD - says I'm surprised LBJ administration covered it up.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) 1968 Defense Secretary Clark Clifford denies knowledge of incident. 1968 Army Chief of Staff, General Harold Johnson, denies cover-up. [JOHNSON - says won't comment. No cover-up that I'm conscious of.] Ford backs away from original charges. [Representative FORD - says not pointing to any 1 person, but someone did decide to evade affirmative action.] Ford says Army representatives below General Westmoreland responsible. Says charges not political
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Colonel Oran Henderson, in charge of troops in My Lai area, says he questioned 30-40 Ofrs. after reports of massacre. They denied it; nothing to warrant further studies.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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