The jury, all but one member of which were veterans of Vietnam, deliberated slightly more than an hour.
The jury, all but one member of which were veterans of Vietnam, deliberated slightly more than an hour. Kotouc, an intelligence officer at the time of the assault, stood stiffly at attention as the verdict was read. Friends and relatives in the paneled military courtroom cheered the verdict.
Outside he courtroom, surrounded by family, the round-faced balding officer told newsmen he would remain int the Army.
"It's the best damned Army in the world, I'll tell you," said Kotouc.
"I'm very happy," he said. "I'm pleased to be living in a country where we have a system of justice like the one we have."
"I couldn't be happier -- I just couldn't be happier." He said he was indebted to his attorneys and "thousands of Americans."
"What can I say at a time like this? Today is my day to be happy and not critical. I'm going cut to be with my ???