Capt. Medina Testifies at Calley's Court Martial
Relaxed and self-assured, Capt. Ernest L. Medina testifies before Judge Reid W. Kennedy and the six-officer jury during the trial of his subordinate Lt. William L. Calley, Jr., for the massacre of civilians at My Lai in Vietnam. Medina oversaw Company C, First Battalion, 20th Infantry of the 11th Brigade (also known as Charlie Company). According to witnesses, he had never liked Lt. Calley and undermined his command of his platoon. Medina was later to face his own court martial for his role in the atrocities. The Manual for Courts-Martial, shown here, includes the Rules for Courts-Martial, the Military Rules of Evidence, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.