THE MILITARY: Galley Paroled

The man who came to symbolize much that went wrong with the long and searing U.S. involvement in Viet Nam was set free last week. Former Army Lieutenant William L. Calley, accused of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in 1968, was released in a complex interplay of military and civil justice. He had served 40 months of his ten-year sentence, 35 months of it rather comfortably confined to his own living quarters.

In the courts-martial growing out of what happened at My Lai, Calley was the only man convicted of any crime in the massacre. His...

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