THE WAR: Court Adjourns on My Lai

The My Lai massacre of 1968 reverberated profoundly throughout the U.S. The trial and conviction of Lieut. William Calley Jr. divided the land as severely as any event of the Viet Nam War. Last week, more than three years after My Lai, the final court-martial arising from the killings came quietly to a close. After 62 days of trial and deliberation, a military jury took less than four hours to find Colonel Oran K. Henderson not guilty of covering up the tragedy.

The verdict on Henderson, who had become commander of the Americal Division's 11th Infantry Brigade just one...

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