NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1969
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(Studio) House Armed Services Sub. Committee conts. study of My Lai.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Panel divided after yesterday's testimony by Warrant Ofr. Hugh Thompson. Chairperson Mendel Rivers says his testimony didn't indicate massacre. Others say Thompson reported training helicopter guns on Calley's men in order to evacuate wounded Vietnam. Calley and Thompson reported on verge of armed confrontation. Rivers says whoever reported Calley-Thompson incident was a "damned liar." Some Committee members say Rivers covering up. Captain Ernest Medina testifies. [Attorney Gerald ALCH - says Sub. Committee broke into applause after Medina's closing remarks.] [Captain MEDINA - speaks of Task Force Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Barker, who was killed. Feels he didn't believe there was a massacre at My Lai. Feels the truth will come out.] 41 representatives on full Committee, 14 on investigative panel. Most pro-mil.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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