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Corps investigating Marine for sending boot swastika photo to 'Terminal Lance' creator
A Marine reservist is under investigation for posting a picture on Instagram that showed Marines positioning their boots in the shape of a swastika, a spokesman for Marine Forces Reserve confirmed on Monday.
"We can confirm that Pfc. Anthony D. Schroader is a member of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve and is assigned to 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve located in West Palm Beach, Florida," Maj. Roger Hollenbeck told Task & Purpose.
Hollenbeck declined to say how many Marines in total are under investigation.
The picture came to light on April 26 when "Terminal Lance" creator and Marine veteran Maximilian Uriarte sent a tweet to the Marine Corps suggesting that Corps officials investigate. Uriarte, who is Jewish, told Task & Purpose he later deleted the tweet after he got confirmation the Corps would be looking into the matter.
"There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps," Hollenbeck said. "The Terminal Lance tweet featuring derogatory behavior by Marines is currently being investigated and any further comment would be premature."
This is just the latest incident of a Marine being investigated for racist and pro-Nazi behavior. In February, Corps officials announced they were looking into Lance Cpl. Mason Mead after he allegedly posted images of explosives forming a swastika and a picture of himself in blackface with the message, "hello, fellow black men."
Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was kicked out of the Marine Corps in August after he attacked a woman at the Aug. 12, 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was later sentenced to brig time after being found guilty at court-martial of failure to obey an order or regulation and making a false official statement.
After being arrested for flying a white supremacist banner at a May 2017 pro-confederate rally in Graham, North Carolina, Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was discharged that December and Sgt. Michael Chesny was administratively separated from the Marine Corps in April 2018.
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."
Marine vet Adam Driver is starring in a new film about the CIA's controversial post-9/11 interrogation program
Marine veteran, professional mumbler, temper-tantrum prone Sith Lord, and A-list actor, Adam Driver, is taking on the CIA in a new teaser trailer for the feature-length political thriller The Report.