American Experience

Merely Following Orders?

Clip: Season 22 Episode 6 | 1m 20s

Lieutenant William Calley's 1971 conviction for crimes committed during the My Lai massacre set off protests in the U.S., with many feeling he was unfairly blamed for Vietnam mistakes.

Aired: 04/26/10

Rating: NR

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