Lt. William L. Calley, Jr., center, is surrounded by his defense attorneys Richard Key, left, and Major Kenneth Raby as he enters court at Fort Benning, Georgia, Nov. 17, 1970. A panel of six officers was selected to hear Calley's court martial.
Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company, was accused by the United States Army of the killing of more than 100 South Vietnamese civilians in the hamlet of My Lai on March 16, 1968. Calley was found guilty, for the pre-meditated murder of 22 villagers and sentenced to life in prison. After serving three years under house arrest, President Richard Nixon paroled him.