As a retired Marine, this is inexcusable. Lock the bum up if he's guilty, throw away the key.
If you might, what are your thoughts of the Marine who "shot a warning shot" (Marine Accused in Shooting Pleads Innocent -- decorated Marine Daniel Cotnoir )thought nobody would be injured. The charge is over the top, I presume it is about pre trial positioning. Much easier to ratchet down the charges than up the charges but his actions equally concern me.
Again thanks for the comment.
He was discharged, not retired, but, yes, a long time behind bars at a minimum.