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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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16.

Susan    

My son served and was blown up by an IED. I know what those people do to our guys. They should get an award for peeing on them. They do a lot worse to our soldiers.

676 days ago
17.

BabyBubba    

I would cry if someone peed on my rotting corpse.

676 days ago
18.

Mikey    

Its a damn shame .....................they didn't kill more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

676 days ago
19.

navydiverlover    

I hate to say it but I think its funny... The **** they do to our servicemen and woman is nothing in comparison to pissing on their dead bodies.. They can smell like urine for their virgins.. Its WAR people!!!! Give me a break!

676 days ago
20.

forsurftoo    

Way to go Morons! This should really help keep our troops safe! Stick to your usual trash and stay out of politics.

676 days ago
21.

P    

These guy should be applauded NOT charged. These MUSLIMS want nothing more than to harm Americans....lets not forget 911

676 days ago
22.

~♥~    

They deserved to be p¡ssed on and more.

676 days ago
23.

탑 TOP    

serves them right.

676 days ago
24.

ArmyWife    

Marines are not Soldiers, and Soldiers are not Marines. Maybe if TMZ took the time they would know the ****ing difference.

676 days ago
25.

LC    

What the hell is going on? that is not right!!

676 days ago
26.

StoopidHead    

Oh sure, it's ok for the taliban to chop off women's heads and stone them for the littlest things.
It's Ok for them to burn our embassies and drag dead ambassadors through the streets. But some marines take a leak on them, and people get all pissed off. Pun intended.

676 days ago
27.

LunarJunk    

This is our U.S military people. Smh shameful

676 days ago
28.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Hey, it could have been worse. They could have been pictured playing soccer with the afghans heads in an IED ridden war zone.

676 days ago
29.

furious cupcakes    

If it was the corpse of your son or daughter, mother or father, you'd be devastated. Our troops are made up of such mentally unstable, juiced up delinquents it's not even funny. There's a few good men over there who do have honor and are struggling to keep it together, but most of the troops I've met are so dysfunctional and gross.

676 days ago
30.

Oh well    

Way to go TMZ for helping to screw our own men, as for the Taliban fighters, I say p!!s on em.

676 days ago
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