WAR IN KOREA: Justice for the Lieutenant

In a Quonset-hut courtroom in Seoul last week, an eight-man court-martial meted out punishment: two years in prison and dismissal from the service for 2nd Lieut. James D. Goff. Goff smiled in relief: he had had good reason to expect a much heavier sentence. Last December, with three Negro enlisted men, he had entered a Korean's house, presumably looking for stolen property, and had pistol-whipped to death an innocent Korean Presbyterian minister who protested.

The Army did little about the case until church groups in the U.S. kicked up a ruckus (TIME, Feb. 2). Goff was first charged with "unpremeditated...

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