Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Camp Van Dorn: Political Pressure

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/29/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
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From the beginning, the Army has said black soldiers of the 364th Infantry were not gunned down by white MP's at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville Mississippi.

"Not one name, not a place where all of these people are buried, not even a day of when it took place or individuals that were allegedly involved in the taking of these lives," says Fmr. Dep. Asst. Sec. Of Defense William E. Leftwich, III.

It's been two years since the Army did their "Historical Analysis of the 364th Infantry." However, according to Congressman Bennie Thompson, the Army admits there are holes in their original investigation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Camp Van Dorn: Bodies of Evidence

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/22/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 3 of 4

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"They rebelled and the answer from the Army was let's shoot them, and they did at random. white MP's would knock you off," says 364th Veteran and Regimental Headquarters Clerk Malcolm LaPlace.

"They helped pack 50 of those soldiers in ice in a boxcar," adds Mister X.
Over a thousand black soldiers shot and killed at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi: truth or fiction?

"Throughout all of the discussions we had, no one has ever given us one name of the 1,227 individuals that were alleged to have perished in this horrible event." says Former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of Defense William E. Leftwich, III.


Thursday, August 16, 2001

Camp Van Dorn: New Developments

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/16/01 - Jackson, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner

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Congressman Benny Thompson announced on Wednesday's NEWSCHANNEL 12 "This Morning" that the Army, Justice Department, General Accounting Office, NAACP and others will discuss the possibility that black soldiers of the 364th were murdered by the Army.
 
NEWSCHANNEL 12 has been investigating the mystery surrounding Camp Van Dorn over the last few months.



Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Camp Van Dorn: Haunted Memories

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/15/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 2 of 4

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Is it possible that the United States Army could kill their own men? The Army says no, but others say the massacre of black soldiers did happen at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi.

"I believe there was a massive cover-up by the United States Army," says Malcolm LaPlace, a former member of the 364th Infantry. He was Regimental Headquarters Clerk, responsible for typing the day's journal. He says he came across an important piece of evidence.


Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Camp Van Dorn: Military Mystery

Written by: Darren Dedo
Case Filed: 08/08/01 - Centreville, Mississippi
Executive Producer: Rick Garner
Part 1 of 4


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It's been 58-years since an alleged atrocity happened at Camp Van Dorn in Centreville, Mississippi. Several people claim over one-thousand black soldiers were slaughtered by white military policemen.

 
Author Carroll Case wrote "The Slaughter," a book about the infamous incident. "The story is basically that the Army could not deal with a group of soldiers, the 364th - all black group, and they had to find a solution. I believe, I state in my book, the solution was to kill these men and to hide them, hide their bodies and to cover the story up."