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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Howard Brodie. Captain Ernest L. Medina testifying, 1971. Color crayon on white paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (091.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51141 © Estate of Howard Brodie
Gift of Howard Brodie
Manual for Courts-Martial, United States. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2012. Law Library, Library of Congress (093.00.00)

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.