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U.S. Marines

To Investigate Video of

Soldiers Urinating on Corpses

1/11/2012 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

U.S. Marine Soldiers Urinating on Dead Bodies

The United States Marine Corps is launching an investigation into a video which appears to show Marines in full combat gear urinating on several dead bodies ... TMZ has learned.

In the extremely graphic video, which appeared on various websites this morning, at least 4 male Marines expose their genitals and urinate on the bodies.

The mystery person who posted the video included a caption that reads, "scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans."

Now, Captain Kendra N. Hardesty -- a Media Officer for the USMC -- tells us, "While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps."

She adds, "This matter will be fully investigated and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions."

In the video, one of the urinating men can be heard saying, "Have a great day, buddy."

Another guy jokes about the situation ... saying, "Golden like a shower."


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Evil Jon    

I could never do what they did in the vido...only because I have a shy bladder. Maybe if there weren't other Marines watching and the dead guy's eyes were closed. I'm not sure. I'd probably still have to hum and rock back and forth a little. Thanks TMZ, you've given me a lot to think about.

1015 days ago


All of the supporters this bunch of fools seem to have gathered up, along with all the dislikes on reasonable comments here, show just how intelligent the average American is. It almost makes me ashamed to call myself one as well.

Regardless of who they were and what they did before death, these people were just that. People. The lot of you would be just as disgusted if it were the Taliban pissing away our soldiers instead. The most disturbing thing is how nonchalant these marines were about the whole act. I mean "Have a great day, buddy"? Is it even possible to form a more childish thought on a matter as serious as having taken another's life.

These guys, and all of you who support them, have some major issues to sort out. We're all ****** if you don't.

1015 days ago


Harvey! How is this thirty mile zone business?

1015 days ago


jmanjax blow it out your candy ass. You don't like Americans leave, simple as that. These gentleman give their lives on a daily basis for people like you UNGRATEFUL PRICK.

1015 days ago


Absolutely 100% disgusting. These guys should all be dis-honorably discharged. If they do this when a camera is on them what are the doing when noone is watching.

1015 days ago


First of all, they are dead, it's not like they felt the urine.
Second, we don't know what occurred prior to this to warrant these soldiers to act in this extreme way. Just before Christmas, a former soldier killed his wife in the garage of their house while the 7 and 2 year olds were upstairs. He cited PTSD and his military training as the reason.
Third, if we send "kids" to war and teach them how to kill does not mean that they have the maturity to not behave inappropriately when pumped up on adrenaline.
Would you rather be pissed on or killed? Which combination, or in which order?
Unless you have been there, don't blindly judge on video less than one minute in duration.

1015 days ago


We all know that enemy soldiers would do that to our soldiers...We need to take the high road and be respectful. Yes as American's they want to kill us whether we are citizens or soldiers. Even in death we can show we are decent people.

1015 days ago

Tim Jones     

Who cares this has been going on in war since the dawn of time. You can not expect young soldiers in a high stress life or death environment to not blow of a bit of steam hear and there. The worst part of this is the ******* who posted the video, what is there agenda. At least they weren't chopping off there ears for necklaces or stuffing pork chops in there mouths. God bless the troops.

1015 days ago


go ahead and bash our troops but if you think you can respectively kill someone trying to kill you and not want to piss on the guys that just shot your buddy then i recommend you get off your ass and join our military yourself. unless you have served in this **** i dont care to hear what u think is right or wrong. peace is never going to happen so get ur head out of ur a55!

1015 days ago


Piss on them if they can't take a joke.

1015 days ago


Has anyone even thought that maybe these Marines are tired of the war? These taliban have caused many of our service men/women's death! Yes they shouldn't have done it and been the better man but these as @holes do the same and worse when it comes to an American dying. They show no mercy when it comes to degrading Americans. OHH RAH Marines..

1015 days ago


I don't agree with what they did and I believe they should be held accountable because it is now out in the open. But what they did is nothing compared to what they do to our dead soldiers. They strip them and chop them with swords then hang them from the nearest lightpole for all to see. Like I said, I don't agree with what they did, but in the heat of war and when they witness atrocities every day from the enamies side, well then so be it. This is not the worst thing that goes on over there.

1015 days ago


I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1015 days ago


What REALLY Pisses me off about this is the fact that TMZ blurred out "the good stuff"

1015 days ago


I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service cause i couldn't pass the piss test...

1015 days ago
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