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puppy-throwing soldier kicked out of Marines
« on: June 12, 2008, 07:51:34 am »
Well, there was no judicial punishment for this a***ole, but at least he can't call himself a marine anymore.

HONOLULU - The Marine Corps said Wednesday it was expelling one Marine and disciplining another for their roles in a video showing a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq.

The 17-second video posted on YouTube drew sharp condemnation from animal rights groups when it came to light in March.

The clip shows two Marines joking before one hurls the puppy into a rocky gully. A yelping sound is heard as it flips through the air.

"That's mean. That's mean, Motari," an off-camera Marine is heard telling the Marine who tossed the black and white dog. The off-camera Marine snickered slightly afterward.

Lance Cpl. David Motari, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment at Kaneohe Bay, is "being processed for separation" from the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps said in a news release. He also received unspecified "non-judicial punishment."

The Marine Corps didn't say what role Motari played in the clip.

The video was viewed tens of thousands of times before YouTube took it down because of a violation of the site's terms of use.

"The actions seen in the Internet video are contrary to the high standards we expect of every Marine and will not be tolerated," Marine Corps Base Hawaii said in a news release. "The vast majority of Marines conduct their duties with honor and compassion that makes American people proud."

The second Marine, Sgt. Crismarvin Banez Encarnacion, also received unspecified "non-judicial" punishment.

Encarnacion is assigned to the Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

First Lt. Binford Strickland, a Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokesman, said the service may not reveal what roles the two men played in the video because that was part of the investigation. He said releasing such information would violate the Privacy Act.

Strickland declined to provide details about the disciplinary measures taken against the men for the same reason.

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Re: puppy-throwing soldier kicked out of Marines
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 07:54:17 am »
Good, I wish they would've done more but I agree, at least he isn't able to call himself a Marine anymore.

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Re: puppy-throwing soldier kicked out of Marines
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 08:45:00 pm »
Only if it's a dishonorable discharge will it have a huge affect. Less than honorable or administrative discharge is probably what he got and wont affect him near as much as dishonorable, nor will it be disclosed as to what he did.
Which is a complete shame IMO, he should have to hang his head in shame evrytime he is asked why he got that type of discharge and explain it and that's only if he is asked!

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