NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1969
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(Studio) Army studies charges of 100s of civilians massacred at Tu Cung in March, 1968. Lieutenant William Calley, Junior charged with murder. Staff sergeant David Mitchell charged with assault with intent to kill. Villagers say they were lined up and shot. Provincial Chief says a lot were killed in VC battle.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(South Vietnam) Tu Cung shown from air. People now relocated. Survivors tell story by interpreter. [Interpreter Nguyen HO - says villagers don't know why 370 were killed.] [Province Chief Colonel Ton That KHIEN - says many accidents in Viet Cong area.] Khien asked for investigation in June, 1968, but took year for study.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
(Fort Benning, Georgia) Calley led platoon involved.
REPORTER: George Page
(San Antonio, Texas) [Defense Attorney George LATIMER - says don't believe report of killings accurate. Army doesn't have a case. If he killed anyone, it was in line of duty.]
REPORTER: Gene Lively (WOAI-TV)
(FT. Hood, Texas) sergeant Mitchell on maneuvers. [Army Attorney Captain James BOWDISH - says case may not get to trial. Allegations not supported by facts.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver