The Nation: Rusty Calley: Unlikely Villain

Few newsmen have spent more time with Lieut. Calley than TIME Correspondent Peter Range, who in the long course of the trial often joined the lieutenant after court hours. Last week Range met with Calley before the verdict, and the two talked long into the night. His report:

RUSTY CALLEY stands convicted of wanton slaughter, but in his private life he is an unlikely villain. He is not a monster, not a callous warrior, not the tattooed caricature of the professional killer who does target practice on...

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