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Marine desecrating Taliban corpses to be tried

Marine desecrating Taliban corpses to be tried

Dec 15, 2012 - 11:07

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): A US marine would be court-martialed next week for urinating on corpses of Talibaninfo-icon fighters, the Department of Defense announced Friday.              

It said Staff Sgt Joseph Chamblin would be tried by special court martial at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on December 19.

He has also been charged with other alleged misconduct that took place during the said counter-insurgency operation in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province on July 27, 2011.

The charges were referred to court martial by Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command on Sept 21, 2012. Chamblin is assigned to Third Battalion, Second Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune.

In September this year, Chamblin along with Staff Sergeant Edward Deptola was charged with other misconduct that allegedly took place during the same operation, to include being derelict in their duties by failing to properly supervise their juniors.

Deptola is also charged with failing to stop the unnecessary damage to Afghan compounds and indiscriminately firing a recovered enemy machine gun.

In August, three marines were punished for misconduct that came to light during several investigations into the desecration and filming of deceased Taliban, shown in a video that became public in January 2012.



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