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Vietnam / Massacre #443359

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
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(Studio) Charges made against troops of Americal Div. for killing 567 civilians in March, 1968.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Alleged massacre occurred during Operation Musketeam to clean out Quang Ngai Province, Viet Cong stronghold. On March 16, Americans opened fire in Song My area. 2 Americans killed; 128 enemy reported killed. Villagers say victims include unarmed men, women, and children. Ex-Platoon Leader, Lieutenant William Calley, charged with murder. Affair came to light when Ex-Corporation Ron Ridenhour wrote to Defense Secretary and others of stories he had heard.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Claremont, California) [Vietnam Vet RIDENHOUR - says told of village massacre. Gunned people down with no provocation. Most sorry it happened and they were involved. Apparently planned operation. Felt I had to take some action.]
REPORTER: Stan Atkinson

(DC) Army Criminal Investigation Div. trying to get facts.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Atkinson, Stan;
Goralski, Robert;
Huntley, Chet

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