TRIALS: Lies About My Lai

After a court-martial had acquitted him of all charges related to his role in the My Lai massacre, Captain Ernest L. Medina carried out his previously announced decision to leave the Army. Said Medina: "I just feel within myself that I cannot wear the uniform with the same pride I had before." A month later, Medina, nattily turned out in a gray suit, blue shirt and wide red tie, came into the courtroom where his onetime commander, Colonel Oran K. Henderson, was on trial for covering up the tragedy at My Lai. By...

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