Armed Forces: One Not Guilty for My Lai

Over two years ago in a village called My Lai, the U.S. Army believes that some of its soldiers participated in the massacre of unarmed Vietnamese men, women and children. Last week Lieut. William L. Galley went on trial at Fort Benning, Ga., for the premeditated murder of 102 My Lai villagers. In all, the Army has charged 17 men in connection with the incident. As Galley's court-martial got under way, the first of these soldiers to come to trial, S/Sgt. David Mitchell, 30, was exonerated by a military court at Fort Hood, Texas.

It took the seven-officer jury six hours...

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