THE MICH IGAN DA ILY
Thursday, May 20, 1971T
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MY LAI CASE:
Gen. Koster demoted by Army
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maj. general and his Distinguished
Gen. Samuel Koster, a former Service Medal revoked for his
West Point superintendent, was performance as Americal Divis-
demoted, censured and stripped ion commander at the time of
of a high decoration yesterday the My Lai incident in March
for not conducting a more thor- 1968.
ough investigation of the My Lai Resor also directed that Brig.
massacre. Gen. George Young Jr., who was
Secretary of the Army Stan- assistant division commander,
ley Resor ordered Koster, once be censured and his DSM with-
considered a rising star in the drawn. However, the secretary
Army's officer corps, reduced rejected the recommendation of
one grade in rank to brigadier Army Chief of Staff Gen. Wil-
Laos, China offer
PO release terms
WASHINGTON (P) - The release of Americans captured
Pathet Lao and the People's in Laos was based on a bombing
Republic of China have indicat- halt similar to the one effected
ed conditions under which they for North Vietnam under the
will release American prisoners Johnson Administration.
of war, relatives of captured and The spokesmen said the terms
missing servicemen reported yes- were disclosed at the W o r Id
terday. Peace Council in Budapest :ast
Spokesmen for the National weekend.
League of Families of American The one China policy report-
Prisoners or Missing in South- edly being sought by China
east Asia said the Chinese would would require U.S. disavowal of
release the American airmen the Nationalist Chinese govern-
they are holding once the Unit- ment in Taiwan and recogni-
ed States adopts a one-China tion of mainland China as the
policy. only China.
The Pathet Lao formula for See POW, Page 9
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liam Westmoreland that Young
be demoted to colonel.
Koster, 51, and Young, 50, can
choose either to retire or re-
main in the Army. For Koster,
demotion means a cut in both
his active duty pay and retire-
Rep. Samuel Stratton (D-
N.Y.), a member of the House
Arm e d Services Committee
which conducted its own inves-
tigation of My Lai, s a i d the
punishment "amounts to little
more than a slap on the wrist."
"At a time when one junior
officer Lt. William Calley Jr.
is under a court-martial sen-
tence of life imprisonment for
his role in My Lai, the question
of whether the top officers did
or did not deliberately try to
hide the facts of My Lai can
o n 1 y be properly answered in
formal court martial," Stratton
The Army earlier had dismiss-
ed criminal charges accusing
the two generals of covering up
the slaughter of Vietnamese ci-
vilians at My Lai by Calley's
But Resor, in announcing his
action in a nine page statement,
said "an officer's performance
of duty not only must be lawful
but also must conform to the
established standards of his pro-
dies at 68
BALTIMORE (tP) - Ogden
Nash, whose broken-line limer-
icks poked f u n at everything
from morality to vegetables, died
yesterday at Johns Hopkins
Hospital. He was 68.
Nash had been receiving kid-
ney treatment at the hospital
following abdominal surgery in
'For four decades, ever since
his unusual rhyme scheme
caught the eye of a New Yorker
editor, Nash stuck pins in the
pompous, chided the overly ser-
ious and amused everyone.
Nash's satire, was a little
sharp around the edges, bu t
never bitter. Its wisdom came
from a wealth of insight rather
than one philosophy.
He found cheerful and flip-
pant fault with such items as
women's hats and other people's
children. B u t the Nash irony
had a mixture of tenderness and
love of life that quickly won him
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