INVESTIGATIONS: One Is Lying

Exactly four months after it began, testimony in the trial of Army Lieut. William L. Calley ended last week on a note of absolute certainty: one of two officers in charge the day of the My Lai massacre is lying.

Captain Ernest Medina, Calley's superior officer, who commanded Charlie Company on its sweep into the South Vietnamese village, testified, as Calley had earlier, to the shock effects of combat. Like Calley, he recited a grisly story about the company's casualties when the men walked over a Viet Cong minefield 20 days before the massacre. One man hit by mine fragments,...

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