7 Battalion Members
Had Been Killed in Action
The U.S. Marines Corps has identified all four of the men seen urinating on the corpses of insurgent fighters in a viral video that emerged this week ... and they are all part of a sniper team based in North Carolina.
According to reports, all four members belong to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to the U.S. last fall after a tour in Afghanistan ... after 7 members of the 1,000-person battalion were killed in action.
So far, the names of the men have not been released.
CBSNews.com reports the men had been showing off the video as a "war trophy" at their home base in Camp Lejeune in NC.
At least two of the Marines have been interviewed by USMC officials -- but are not being detained.
A rep for the White House says President Barack Obama is aware of the video -- but would not say if he has actually seen it yet.
Hillary Clinton has condemned the video -- calling the action "deplorable behavior."