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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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106.

kitnplayn    

Proving that Americans, even your finest warriors, are empty inside; absent of emotion, compassion and basic humanity.

722 days ago
107.

laffnbear    

These people are fighting an occupying armed force.
Do you think we wouldn't fight and kill if the cir***stances were different?
The longer we stay and more we kill, the more hate we cause.

722 days ago
108.

Ric    

I don't quite understand. US troops are authorized to kill talibans, but not to urinate on them? They are already dead!! Give me a break!

722 days ago
109.

Ric    

OK, Do not worry,. Obamo has plenty of apologies to give away to any body, including the Talibans.

722 days ago
110.

paigehop    

GOOD FOR THEM! That is NOTHING compared to what those "peace-loving" Muslims do to their own and anybody and everybody else in the name of "Allah". What a freaking jokes. Just lunatics that need regular pee'ing on!!!! Give these guys medals!

722 days ago
111.

kerrplunk    

I guess they should've strap some TNT to the dead dung and sent them on there way to Allahland.

722 days ago
112.

paigehop    

They're being disciplined?! Give me a ****ing break! Give them medals! God help this country now and in the next four years as the Muslim "president" continues to tear it down, intentionally. OMG, we are done.

722 days ago
113.

Heidi    

WHY IS THIS EVEN BEING POSTED BY TMZ??!! IF IT WEREN'T FOR OUR MILITARY, WE WOULDN'T EVEN BE READING YOUR SITE!!!!

SHAME ON TMZ!!!!

722 days ago
114.

pk    

I'm a 60 yr old woman and I would have pissed on them too!! Give those Marines Purple Hearts!

722 days ago
115.

paigehop    

THAT IS NOTHING compared to what those "peace-loving" Muslims do to their own and all the other "heathen". Anybody sympathizing with those deranged Muslim lunatics needs a lobotomy!!!

722 days ago
116.

paigehop    

Gotta tell ya, I'm starting to LOVE FRANCE. Publishing the anti-Muslim/Allah movies, outlawing burka's, etc. The French have regained my respect and now have balls!!! You watch, the world will soon be at war with Islam. It's catching fire, because they refuse to join humanity.

722 days ago
117.

Heidi    

TMZ BRINGS ATTENTION TO ANYTHING NEGATIVE THAT DEALS WITH THE MILITARY MORE SO THAN A BONIFIED JOURNALIST..... IT'S AMAZING TO ME THAT TMZ DOES THIS FOR IT ISN'T OF CELEBRITY NATURE & YOU SEEM TO FORGE THESE ARE THE MEN & WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY THAT ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERY DAY FOR OUR FREEDOM.... THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT TMZ DOES THIS FOR IMO, YOU'VE CROSSED THE LINE !

722 days ago
118.

OhHellNo    

Way to go, TMZ. Let's air BS about our soldiers pissing on a bunch of terrorist murderers. Let's make sure they BURN for what they did to those disgusting a-holes....AFTER they were dead. You are a disgrace, TMZ. I don't know why I even look at your garbage.

722 days ago
119.

Miss Lily Skye    

Those men deal with a lot of **** every single day, and in my opinion, those taliban pieces of **** deserved to be pissed on.

722 days ago
120.

BobCIL    

This is such BULL $HIT--Why is the US need to apologize about everything.
What about Ambassador Stevens-he was dragged thru the streets of Benghazi and then sodomized??? I could be wrong-maybe he was sodomized first-I don't know what the protocol for sodomy is.
What is wrong with who ever makes these decisions??

722 days ago
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