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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Calley Found Guilty of 22 Murders

March 29, 1971
Calley Found Guilty of 22 Murders

Lt. William Calley is found guilty of the murder of 22 My Lai civilians. He is sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor, however, the sentence is later reduced to 20 years, then 10 years. Out of 16 military personnel charged with offenses concerning the My Lai massacre, only five were actually court-martialed, and only Calley was ever found guilty.

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