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Copyright: The content on this page may not be republished without our express permission. Lieutenant Calley was the only one to be convicted and he was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. He spent the next three years under house arrest at Fort Benning in Georgia. Calley was born to a working-class family and raised in Miami, Florida. William Calley, was inserted a short distance to the west of a sub-hamlet known locally as Xom Lang but marked as My Lai (4) on U.S. military maps. William Calley . The crimes included murders, rape, sodomy, maiming and assault of civilians. Not everyone has forgotten My Lai. All eventually had their charges dismissed or were acquitted by courts-martial except Calley, whose platoon allegedly killed 200 innocents. Date accessed: November 01, 2020 The jury of six army officers spent 13 days weighing up evidence from a four month trial. Charges came after the army commissioned an investigation into the cover-up of the massacre which became known as the Peers inquiry. How the Army’s Cover-Up Made the My Lai Massacre Even Worse. In search of the 48th Viet Cong (VC) Local Force Battalion, the unit entered Son My village but found only women, children, and old men. Title: “William Calley” September 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford survives an attempt on his life in Sacramento, California. Three of Lieutenant Calley's senior officers will be tried on charges arising from the massacre, two men junior to him have already been tried and acquitted and charges against 19 others have been dropped. William Calley (1943- ) was a United States Army officer and the only person convicted and imprisoned for involvement in the My Lai massacre.. Calley was born to a working-class family and raised in Miami, Florida. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. After completing officer training Calley was posted to Hawaii. Fifty-six delegates from all the colonies except Georgia drafted a declaration of rights ...read more, On the evening of September 5, 1914, General Joseph Joffre, commander in chief of the French army during World War I, readies his troops for a renewed offensive against the advancing Germans at the Marne River in northeastern France, set to begin the following morning.

An Army board of inquiry, headed by Lt. Gen. William Peers, investigated the massacre and produced a list of 30 persons who knew of the atrocity, but only 14, including Calley and his company commander, Captain Ernest Medina, were charged with crimes. Oglala Sioux leader Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. According to several reports, Calley’s men considered him a candidate for ‘fragging’ (assassination). Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light) of the 23rd (Americal) Division had led his men in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children, at My Lai 4, a cluster of hamlets that made up Son My village in Son Tinh District in Quang Ngai Province in the coastal lowlands of I Corps Tactical Zone on March 16, 1968. After graduating from high school he worked several jobs, occasionally attending classes at a local community college.

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Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder in the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in March 1968. On August 20, 2009, at the age of sixty-six, William Calley Jr. apologized for his role at My Lai. He was found guilty on the first three charges, although the number of the first was slashed from 30 to one because of conflicting evidence, and the death toll in the second charge was reduced to 20.

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