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Marines Discharge Sergeant for Facebook Posts (Other-Than-Honorable Discharge)
AP ^ | 4-25-12 | AP

Posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Marine Corps said Wednesday it has decided to discharge a sergeant for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook.

The Corps said Sgt. Gary Stein will be given an other-than-honorable discharge for violating Pentagon policy limiting speech of service members.

The San Diego-area Marine has served nearly 10 years in the Marine Corps. He has said he was exercising his free-speech rights.

The discharge will mean he loses all benefits.

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Remember when Soldiers who criticized the President were CELEBRATED by the media, even the FAKE Soldiers??

Funny how things change when it's a DEMOCRAT they dare ti critic, isn't it?

1 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Hope. Change.

They are the ones they have been waiting for.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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If the Sargent published the statements I've heard that he did and clearly identified himself in these forums as an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces then I'm not sure I disagree with this...with ANY President,even Osama Obama.I wonder if he received any kind of warning beforehand.
3 posted on 04/25/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: tcrlaf

Active-duty military can’t openly criticize their command chain, including the President.

I would however be curious to find out if Bush was more lenient in punishment for this type of violation, if it even happened.

Facebook is an accident waiting to happen for anybody stupid enough to post personal stuff to it.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tcrlaf
How about the US muslim soldier in uniform being interviewed recently on al jeezera criticizing the US soldiers and the US. I didn't hear anything about him being discharged.
5 posted on 04/25/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: tcrlaf

Depending what discharge it is, he may not be able to be armed either.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 12:12:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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So, sounds like he rolled over: under two different circumstances, he’s entitled to a discharge board: he’s an NCO and a UOTHC is recommended. My suspicion is that he was offered a court martial and made a deal for administrative discharge, to avoid a federal conviction. From the statements I’ve heard attributed to him, he was foolish to post such stuff. Some things can’t be ignored and continue to enforce good order and discipline. Sorry, Sergeant.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: notaliberal

Obama’s and Holder’s people have special dispensation.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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