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U.S. Marines

Charged for Urinating

On Taliban Corpses

9/24/2012 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Two U.S. Marines have been charged in connection with a video TMZ posted, showing at least two American soldiers urinating on the corpses of deceased Taliban fighters, TMZ has learned ... and the men are also facing allegations involving a grenade launcher.

The USMC tells TMZ, the Marines -- Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola -- have been charged for "violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice" for their involvement in the urination incident.

The USMC says the incident is believed to have taken place during a counter-insurgency operation in Afghanistan on or about July 27th, 2011.

Chamblin and Deptola were also charged with other misconduct that allegedly took place, which includes:

-- Being derelict in their duties by failing to properly supervise junior Marines
-- Failing to require junior Marines to wear their personal protective equipment
-- Failing to stop and report the misconduct of junior Marines
-- Failing to report the negligent discharge of a grenade launcher
-- Failing to stop the indiscriminate firing of weapons

Deptola is also charged with failing to stop the unnecessary damaging of Aghan compounds, and wrongfully and indiscriminately firing a recovered enemy machine gun.

Both Marines belong to a regiment based out of Camp Lejeune, NC. They are now facing trial.

The USMC says there are other pending cases related to this incident.

The USMC says, "We will be as forthright as possible while preserving the rights of the accused and fairness and integrity of the military justice process."

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136.

TatianaH.    

*Soldiers:Army.

723 days ago
137.

EddieVedder    

We pee. They be-head.

723 days ago
138.

GEEKDROP.COM    

I love how in America things are so ass backwards that we have to censor out the penises (not that I really care to see them, just sayin') but we can show the bloody corpses of human beings without blurring. LOL. SMDH.

723 days ago
139.

Andrew    

So you can go over and kill them, but you cant piss on them.....

723 days ago
140.

cass    

Well sh!t.... if they are goign to get charged, they might as well have just beheaded the bastards.


These guys risk their lives day in and day out. It's WAR, not a game of f!cking go-fish!

723 days ago
141.

kt    

I think it's hilarious!! I think the taliban has done a lot worse for god sakes.

723 days ago
142.

Paul Z    

They should have taken a dump on those vile primitives.

723 days ago
143.

Alex    

I'd say the marines deserve to let loose on these bastards, they are the reason they are over there watching their comrades die so we can all live semi in peach back home, should not be punished at all. These muslim extremists are the s*** of the universe and are f*cking wastes of oxygen, they serve no purpose, all they do is cause death and destruction. Kill them all, piss on their corpses and f*cking burn them. One day hopefully they will all be exterminated and the world will be a hell of a lot more peaceful. F*ck Islam the root of all the evil and their false prophet.

723 days ago
144.

manbearpig    

pretty lame. it is perfectly fine to shoot and kill but do NOT piss on them?
no big deal here.

723 days ago
145.

Jussi    

WHEN ARE THE WESTERN WORLD GOING TO STAND UP TO THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY AND SAY
'NO MORE"
Yes you s***s you can desecrate our soldiers bodies, burn them and drag them through your streets. You can also dig up our graves, which by the way is suppose to be against your false Islamic religious values.
And yet! We cannot even piss on your bodies and your filthy graves. Stuff that. WE WILL PISS WHERE SO EVER WE WANT.

723 days ago
146.

Northerner    

STAY STRONG SOLDIERS, LOTS OF AMERICANS STAND BEHIND YOU ON THIS!
YOU ALL DID THE RIGHT THING CEPT FOR NOT TAKING A DUMP IN THEIR RAGHEAD MOUTHS!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

723 days ago
147.

Spicy mag    

Beavis and buttthead do Afghanistan.

723 days ago
148.

ME    

The Taliban deserve worse than this, These are the guys who pour acid on little girls faces who try to get an education.FK the taliban, mohammed the pedophile , and Allah the Akbar!

723 days ago
149.

liz    

why dont you report on real news.. like the news you all could care less about that largest loss of aircraft we have had since the vietnam war last week. You know nothing of what combat does to people. And when your best friend or buddies die next to you, respect goes right out the window. Point being dont report things you know nothing about. thanks bye

723 days ago
150.

2drk2fck    

DIDNT THEY KILL SOME 3K PEOPLE AT 911??? WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PISS ON THE TALIBAN AND JUST TO BE CLEAR KILLING THEM IS OK?

723 days ago
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