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You are a vile, two-faced, disgusting creature. These "members of Charlie Company were not in that village by accident or invitation. Nor did the people they killed have arms (they certainly didn't when it was over. Nor is it conceivable that these poor, harried troops mistook infants for enemy combatants. There was nor is any excuse at all, and no one, no one, was ever made to be accountable. If you don't mind then, whenever I see American troops in my village I'm going to kill them, just in case. There is, indeed, just one side. Only an idiot would try and say otherwise. You either with us or against us, cracker.
Famous American Trials
The My Lai Courts-Martial
April 23, 1969 Inspector General makes full inquiry.
June 13, 1969 Hugh Thompson identifies William Calley as the officer present at My Lai.
August 4, 1969 General Westmoreland orders the I.G. to turn over the investigation to the Criminal Investigation Division.
September 4, 1969 Charges brought against Calley.
November 3, 1969 Nixon announces "Vietnamization" program.
November 13, 1969 First Story of My Lai published.
November 14, 1969 Second story published, with eyewitness accounts. Haeberle photos published.
December 13, 1969 Secretary of defense reports that anyone involved in the killings will be prosecuted.
March 10, 1970 Captain Ernest Medina charged with murder.
March 14, 1970 Peers Report delivered to Westmoreland.
March 17, 1970 Fourteen officers charged with offenses related to My Lai.
February 26, 1971 Charges against the officers not at My Lai dropped.
March 29, 1971 Charges against several officers at My Lai dropped.
March 29, 1971 Calley convicted.
March 31, 1971 Calley sentenced to life.
April 3, 1971 President Nixon promises to personally review Calley's case.
August 17, 1971 Trial against Medina commences.
August 20, 1971 Calley's sentence reduced to twenty years.
September 23, 1971 Medina acquitted of all charges after jury deliberates for 60 minutes.
January 27, 1973 The United States, North and South Vietnam, and the Viet Cong sign a cease fire agreement.
March 29, 1973 The last U.S. ground troops leave Vietnam.
July 31, 1973 Congress votes to end all bombing in Indochina and to ban any future military moves in area without prior congressional approval.
December 21, 1973 Military Court of Appeals upholds Calley's conviction.
April 16, 1974 Calley's sentence reduced to ten years.
September 24, 1974 Calley's conviction reviewed by District Court.
November 9, 1974 Calley released on bond.
November 13, 1974 Peers Report released in part.
April 30, 1975 Saigon falls, the South is defeated and the war ends.
September 10, 1975 Calley paroled, after serving only three and a half years.
1998 Hugh Thompson honored in 30th anniversary commemoration for his heroism at My Lai.
May 10, 1998 Ron Ridenhour died of an apparent heart attack while playing handball.