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Vietnam / My Lai Massacre / Charges / West #443456

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1969
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(Studio) Army orders General Court-martial for 1st Lieutenant William Calley, Junior, and charges him with premeditated murder of more than 100 civilians at My Lai in 1968. Could get life in prison or death penalty. Lt General William Peers to see if massacre hushed up at time, and if so, why.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Ftc Benning, Georgia) [SPOKESPERSON - relates specifics of charges.] Court-martial to start in month
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(DC) [Pentagon spokesperson Richard CAPON - says Army conts. studies in United States and Vietnam. Defense Secretary Laird disturbed by affair, and investigation ordered. 75 interviewed. No other formal pretrial investigations.] Americal Div. made study shortly after massacre. No evidence reported That's 1st study to be investigated.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Ex-sergeant Charles West says order to destroy village given by Company Commander
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) [WEST - tells of operation. Didn't see Calley kill anyone.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) North Vietnam and other Communist and West ntns. already decided United States guilty of atrocity.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Goralski, Robert;
Quinn, Charles

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