Nation: An Average American Boy?

THERE is little in the life of William Laws Calley Jr., whom G.I.s of his old Americal Division now refer to noncommittally as "that lieutenant." to suggest that he would become the focal figure of controversy in so horrible a nightmare as the My Lai massacre. To his hometown friends in Miami, he has always been known as "Rusty," for his reddish-tinged brown hair. He was born in Miami 26 years ago, and grew up with his three sisters in a two-story stucco house in the city's northeastern section. Mrs. Arnold Minkley, who lived...

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