A few weeks ago, as my mind often rambles, I was thinking back to the 60's and 70's and "where are they now" images started coming to mind. One of these images was about Lt. William Calley, who was sent to prison - for life - for the My Lai Massacre.
Bouncing around the interwebulary strands tonight, I run across this article - and now I have my answers.
As my curiosity neurons started snapping - I headed to Wikipedia to get a quickie update. After reading, I was confused. It appears he was in and out of prisons, while venturing through the appeals process, and spent a relatively short time incarcerated.
Which, in my opinion then and still is - he should NEVER have even spent one day in prison. That was not a war that I supported and then using Lt. Calley as a scapegoat for the offenses ordered by his superiors - was WRONG. Do not get me wrong, I was deeply saddened by the loss of those lives at My Lai, but totally unfair that this man was singled out to take the fall.
The article is an excellent read - and it appears that after all these years he can begin to speak about this horrid experience.
Now I will have to conjure up some more of those old images from the past and bring them current.
Sometimes I Wonder
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