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U.S. Marines

Props to WWE for

Firing Randy Orton

4/4/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Randy Orton
WWE honcho Vince McMahon is a HERO for booting Randy Orton out of the upcoming "Marine" movie ... this according to the guys who served in the military unit abandoned by WWE superstar back in 1999.

TMZ spoke with Cpl. Mike Vinn ... who tells us, "On behalf of all the Marines from Aco 1/4 98-02, that were outraged to hear about Randy Orton portraying a Marine in the next movie "Marine: Homefront", I'd like to thank the WWE for pulling Orton from the role when they heard about his disloyal service to the United States Marine Corps."

Vinn adds, "It shows respect for not only the unit I had served in, but for every person that has ever defended this nation.  Thank you WWE."

TMZ broke the story ... WWE officials made the decision to pull Orton from the flick when they discovered the wrestler had received a bad conduct discharge from the Marines in 1999 after going AWOL on 2 separate occasions.

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OrphaGoss    

Vinn adds, "It shows respect for not only the unit I had served in, but for every person that has ever defended this nation. Thank you WWE."

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739 days ago
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Inge Hoffmann    

Vinn adds, "It shows respect for not only the unit I had served in, but for every person that has ever defended this nation. Thank you WWE."

739 days ago
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Jazmin Himes    

they heard about his disloyal service to the United States Marine Corps."


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688 days ago
51.

Lavern Andrew    

They changed their mind obviously because the guys he served with for as long as he was there are still pissed off about and obviously would raise a stink. Course I'm not sure how long until it gets to the point that they should just move on. Then again, we have Vietnam vets who will never forget Hanoi Jane so I don't know.

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582 days ago
52.

Aero    

CM punk sucks and his roll in the wwe is so lame. And Why Dis on Randy orton its only a movie let him play the roll.

500 days ago
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Xeralius    

You narcissistic idiots. I'm in and grew up in. Have a military family. Like most Marines especially enlisted (like myself) you don't think. I know he broke his oath. But better to have him leave in a non combat situation. Boot camp fails at weeding out the weak... Be honest. You just cried and complained about a man whom served his punishment and has to live with that eating at him for the rest of his life. Stop crying about the past.

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