Letters, Sep. 30, 1946

Graded Justice


Now is the time for the American people and the American Congress to take a good look at Army justice.

On one hand, we have Colonel Kilian, commander of the Lichfield Reinforcement Depot, who was convicted ... of permitting brutalities at the camp [TIME, Sept. 9]. His punishment was a $500 fine and a letter of reprimand. . . . Even now he is up for promotion before the U.S. Congress. . . .

On the other hand, we have Sergeant Smith, an ordinary soldier with an eighth-grade education. The Army court-martial...

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