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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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31.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Let it go,TMZ, don't need to pizz on a dead horse.

828 days ago
32.

me    

***THESE GUYS AREN'T SOLIDERS IF THEY CARED FOR THERE FELLOW SOLIDERS (KNOWING THE TALIBAN WOULD RETALIATE) THEY WOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE DOING THIS. THESE MEN ARE JUST A WASTE TO SOCIATY. I WOULD HATE TO LIVE NEXT TO THESE BASTARDS. AMERICA HERE ARE YOUR FUTURE SERIAL KILLERS AND MOLESTERS.

828 days ago
33.

brown dynamite    

7 members of their team passing away isn't an excuse. I was there at the height of both wars and we lost a lot more than that on our teams. Nobody acted like idiots then, they shouldn't have acted like that now. They essentially tarnished their service to this country because of a couple of minutes of stupidity.

828 days ago
34.

Bob B.    

These guys should be given a medal. I'll tell you all what is gross...Hillary Clintons fat ugly face passing judgment on our military when she and her husband have left a trail of dead associates behind them during their working careers....She should understand what the Taliban are and what they would do to her if they had on a chance...probably on camera Daniel Pearl style...

828 days ago
35.

Jer    

its ok to stick knives in them, shoot them, run over them with trucks, but dont you dare piss on them.....doesnt it seem rather rediculous?? Poor taste yes, but given the threat they were to these guys protecting us i have no sympathy for them.

828 days ago
36.

nicole    

and you wonder why this country is alway under attack come on wood any one want someone to piss on them dead or alive u people just talk **** cause u can shame on them

828 days ago
37.

chris sear from OZ    

reminds me of Dave Chappell skit " Im going To Piss On You"

828 days ago
38.

Yankee    

Each and every term used by the responders vilifying these Marines should actually be directed at the person or persons who released this for public viewing.

828 days ago
39.

Tony    

Lets see how Harvey would feel if Palestinians urinated on Isrealy soldiers. Use the same logic Harvey did. How do you feel now about the situation?

828 days ago
40.

DAVID    

WAR IS NASTY,HANG IN THERE TROOPS!!! IF A LIL PEE PISSES YOU OF, PACK YOUR BAGS AND CATCH THE NEXT FLIGHT TO AFGANISTAN. ILL BET YOU WILL OVER LOOK THIS DISPLAY NEXT TIME. **** OBAMA!!!!! **** H. CLINTON!!!

828 days ago
41.

Daren    

Hillary can shove it. Until you're on the battlefield with these bastards shooting at you, you have no right to judge these Marines. The Taliban does despicable things on a daily basis- they are the degenerates here. If we spent months and years on a battlefield watching our comrades be killed, being shot at, and unappreciated you might do the same.

828 days ago
42.

Anna    

Sitting at our computers in our homes. I do not believe we can judge soldiers at war evey day who are being hunted down and kill to protect themselves. As for the pissing no ones knows what on prior to that. Is it polite? No. I wasn't there so...I think the person who posted this should be ashamed. You have ruined these soldiers lives.

828 days ago
43.

Joe    

I would call much of this administrations actions deplorable. Maybe they can just shut up and pass a budget.

828 days ago
44.

LSUtigers    

I would take a dump on the head of those 9-11 terrorists!!!

828 days ago
45.

leslie    

THIS IS NOT A PICTURE FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION! IT IS WAR TIME THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH.CAN U IMAGINE BEING 22 Y/O SEEING 7 OF YOUR FELLOW KILLED? THE MUSLIM GROUPS R UPSET??? R U KIDDING??? REMEMBER THE DECAPITATIONS. 9-11. IF YOU R NOT SERVING IN THE WAR SHUT UP, AND THE PHOTOG HAD NO RIGHT TO RELEASE THIS PRIVATE MOMENT IN THE HELL THESE MEN AND WOMAN WILL CARRY THE INJURIES BOTH PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

828 days ago
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