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This Day in Georgia History

March 31, 1971

William Calley Sentenced

For his role in the “My Lai” massacre, a court martial jury at Fort Benning discharged Lt. William L. Calley from the U.S. Army and sentenced him to life imprisonment. After Pres. Nixon granted clemency, Calley would serve three years house arrest.

To view an image of William Calley with his attorney, see the Digital Library of Georgia.