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Urinating Marines Identified

7 Battalion Members

Had Been Killed in Action

1/13/2012 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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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."

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anon.    

Combat stress takes its toll. They shouldn't have acted like drunken frat boys though.

992 days ago
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Ace    

War.......what is it good for?

992 days ago
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ctgal1988    

thats not an effing excuse for their disgusting actions. They are shaming us as a country with these vile actions.

992 days ago
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mel    

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992 days ago
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Kee Kee    

F.U. Hilary! What abt the dude you killed! The only people who should have an opinion about what those boys did are other current or past soldiers. You sitting in your cushy livingroom with your Mac on your lap, 40 lbs overweight, never wore a uniform or held a gun a day in your life... you can STFU! You are like a male politician making laws about what females can do with their uterus. If you have never stood in these soldiers' shoes, put a sock in your f*cking mouth!

992 days ago
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Bubba    

Piss off - You people aren't fit to judge those boys who are fighting and dying on behalf of America over there.

992 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

That's pretty messed up but when you think about all they are going through you just don't really know how they feel.

992 days ago
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jr    

It's just vile...inexcusable. And I really don't appreciate the tone of your headline...that's part of the deal in combat. I don't agree with the war...never have...but there WILL be casualties. That is NOT a license to do something like that. How embarassing for our military personnel who are HORRIFIED that anyone would do this. YUCK!!

992 days ago
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bud    

so , we can destroy their villages, hunt them down and blow giant holes in there faces , but its not cool to pee on them? im confused!

992 days ago
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moso    

yes what they did was wrong! But they were frustrated and Sh2T happened. Do you really think a Taliban would have been that NICE to an American? NO.. They would have dragged the body and show everyone what they did while praising their God. As a Marine wife I feel the pain and frustration these guys are going through. They were wrong,get punished for it but they should not get discharged for doing it. Casualties of War!! If you judge, then go fight yourself!!

992 days ago
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art noremac    

WHEN ENEMY CUTS YOUR HEAD OFF OR STUFFS A BODY PART IN A MOUTH AND YOU FIND IT YOUR NOT GION TO SNAP? REPORT THAT

992 days ago
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ronin    

Ok, it's okiedokie for them to broadcast beheading americans, but allah forbid we tinkle on them. SCREW THAT.
They want to post videos to outrage americans on what they think about us, then fine and dandy lets post videos to show what we think about them. Next time post one taking a dump on their faces

992 days ago
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Danielle    

Maybe they should have decapitated them, tied them behind a truck and dragged them through the town or burned their bodies instead???.....oh wait. No one says ANYTHING when terrorists are chopping the heads off of soldiers, video taping it and posting it all over the web. piss off.

992 days ago
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Louise    

War is SO ugly - for both sides!!

992 days ago
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me    

***ANYONE MAKING EXCUSES FOR THESE SAVAGES AREN'T HUMAN IN DEATH EVEN THE MOST VILE DESERVED TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT.ANYONE DEFENDING THIS SAVAGE ACT IS NOT FIT TO BE A PARENT BECAUSE THIS PERSON LACKS ANY KIND OF JUDGEMENT WHEN SOMEONE IS WRONG YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW IT'S IS WRONG. THESE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO COME BACK HERE AND PISS IN YOUR FOOD IN A RESTAURANT AND BLAME IT ON STRESS.

992 days ago
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