Trials: A Second Soldier Charged

Five weeks after making its decision to court-martial Lieut. William Calley on charges of premeditated murder, the Army announced that a second man would be tried in connection with the alleged massacre of South Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. He is Staff Sergeant David Mitchell, 29, who led one of the three squads in Calley's platoon on March 16, 1968. He was charged last week with committing, with intent to murder, "an assault upon a group of 30 Vietnamese nationals, more or less, by shooting at them with an M-16 rifle." If convicted, he would face a maximum penalty of...

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