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Yet another Marine is under investigation for posting racist material on social media — the sixth known case for the Corps since 2018.
A Twitter user at Penn State University has posted images from Marine 2nd Lt. Felippe Maher's Snapchat account, which showed Maher making racist comments.
The images, apparently posted to Maher's Snapchat story, were part of a series of photos and videos taken at a party where Maher and other attendees marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by eating fried chicken and watermelon.
Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis – who reportedly belonged to a Neo-Nazi group and assaulted protesters while marching with white supremacists last year – has officially been kicked out of the Marine Corps.
An Alleged Charlottesville White Supremacist Reportedly Works As A Defense Contractor With Security Clearance
An alleged white supremacist who was involved in the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia last August reportedly has U.S. government security clearance to do sensitive research for a defense contractor, according to a ProPublica and Frontline investigation.
The Marine Corps wants to kick out a neo-Nazi Marine who assaulted protesters during a white supremacist march last year, but the details of his potential exit — including whether he might enjoy VA benefits — are still up in the air.
Editor's note: Since publication of this article, the Marine Corps has confirmed that Lance Cpl. — now Pvt. — Vasillios Pistolis is slated for administrative separation from the service; under that scheme, he can be dismissed under honorable, general, or other-than-honorable conditions, but will not receive a dishonorable discharge or a criminal record. Pentagon reporter Jeff Schogol has the full story here.
A Marine who was accused of marching with white supremacists and attacking a protester at last year’s “Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was found guilty a summary court-martial on Monday, officials told Task & Purpose.