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This story starts out with Calley talking about his trial He receives orders and a plane ticket and was told he was going to Washington DC In Washington Calley is met and questioned the Chief of Staff He later finds out that hes being questioned for murder at My Lai 4 Word gets out to the media about his actions and he receives loads and loads of letters He received many letters from past war veterans supporting his actions in My Lai At the same time he received just as many letters calling him a killer Calleys trial date was set in 1970 His trial begins Lets flash back to where it all started The setting changes and we start out when Calley first walks into the recruiters office for the army Calley is drafted into the army He is low on cash and is looking for a way to get himself to Miami to the draft board Calley did basic training at Ft Bliss Texas and later to officer training at Ft Benning GA He was shipped off to Vietnam in 1967 Calley tries to follow the rules at first meaning not showing compassion for the civilians as he was taught It was hard for the GIs to tell the kids to go away because most of the GIs just loved those kids and Calley couldnt encourage them not to Captain Medina is Calleys commanding officer Medina wants him to burn down a corral Medina wants a VC body count Calley replies his count is zero and is told he is not doing his job and will be replaced One day the GIs are checking the village A VC sniper shoots at a GI and a chase through the village pursues The children swarm the GIs yelling there are no VC present in the area Calley now wonders how is he to know which children are VC and which are civilians VC
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