The War: The My Lai Chain

The Army's slow-moving and presumably painstaking investigation into the killing of South Vietnamese civilians at My Lai is beginning to climb the chain of command. The Army charged Lieut. William L. Calley Jr., leader of a platoon that swept through the village on March 16, 1968, with the murder of 102 people. Three enlisted men in Galley's unit were also accused. Last week Calley's immediate superior at the time, Captain Ernest Medina, commanding officer of C Company in the American Division's 11th Infantry Brigade, was charged with murdering four civilians and...

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