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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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151.

ME    

Moohaammed the pedophiles face.... :>(

568 days ago
152.

RA    

Give these guys a medal!

568 days ago
153.

sherri    

Way to go TMZ for posting these pictures, you morons!!!!

568 days ago
154.

vicstermdl    

I am sorry but knowing what those a$$holes would do to any of us Americans.....This is minor. Support our troops and thank them!

568 days ago
155.

Daneen    

Wait, how did they become corpses in the first place? Oh yeah we blew them to bits. So we can kill them, we just can't piss on them. Got it.

568 days ago
156.

Beauty Dude    

I count 5 Marine's where the other three men?

568 days ago
157.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Uh. seems kind of innocent compared to what the Taliban do to their own people !


> GUESS WHO THE TALIBAN WANTS TO WIN OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ? i'll give you a little hint>>> He calls himself and he isn't a Mulslame_ " nuff' said morons ?

Vote for free speech while you still can..So we can still cash our welfare checks and cry Discrimination al lthe way to the check cashing store.

568 days ago
158.

Xquizit    

It's a disgrace. They have paid their dues with a bullet and death. Respect the dead. It's too bad, because of these 4 or 5 idiot solders, they have made the whole country look bad.

568 days ago
159.

Flo    

It doesn't matter who they are. They could be white black pink or yellow- its still a dead body, they should have some respect no matter what. I'm sure you wouldn't want people pissing on you when you're dead and it doesn't matter what situation you're in. Military or not, good guy or the enemy, you still need to be respectful.

567 days ago
160.

Shady's slave    

TMZ I hope you are proud of yourself . Why you workin overtime to rat out soldiers. You are a bunch of pssys. Stay out of the soldiers business and stick with your on line rag. you SCK TMZ!

567 days ago
161.

TheRodster21    

If the Taliban torture Americans, you piss on their graves

564 days ago
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