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Ex-Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre Dies at 81

Former U.S. Army Captain Ernest Medina, who was acquitted of murder in the infamous My Lai Massacre, has died in Marinette, Wisconsin. He was 81; no cause of death was announced. Medina was a commander of Charlie Company, which was sent on a search-and-destroy mission against North Vietnamese guerillas in the South Vietnamese village of My Lai in March 1968. Medina's unit had been given faulty intelligence that the village would be emptied of civilians. As Medina stayed...

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