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Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by CALGARIAN
Active duty or otherwise, this bloke deserves a Medal of Honour.
Righteousness - truly the face of the American Military.
This man, THIS MAN, is a Legend!
Originally posted by AnnunakiX
As a father, I understand his desire to do what he can to protect the children. As a retired servicemember of 22 years active duty, I am appalled at his blatant disregard of the uniform, UCMJ and disrespect of the armed services.
As a civilian, he is no longer allowed to wear the uniform. He is not retired. He is not attending a formal function. The US military would never endorse military presence at schools as we are not in a military state. The United States does not operate under any capacity of military rule. The mere action of him showing up and performing any function at the school in uniform strongly suggests DoD/USMC endorsement of such activities.
I feel ya' man, but seriously...bad call.
The Corps Tells Marine Guarding His Kid's School To 'Remove The Uniform'
The Corps told Pritchard he's welcome to stay in front of the school, just not in 'battle dress' fatigues.
MARINE CORPS ORDER P1020.34G para 11002.1.b. states, "Former Members of the Armed Forces. Unless qualified under another provision of this Order or under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 772, former members who served honorably during a declared or undeclared war and whose most recent service was terminated under honorable conditions may wear the uniform in the highest grade held during such war service only upon the following occasions and in the course of travel incident thereto: (1) Military funerals, memorial services, weddings, and inaugurals. (2) Parades on national or state holidays; or other parades or ceremonies of a patriotic character in which any active or reserve United States military unit are taking part. 'Wearing of the uniform or any part thereof at any other time or for any purpose is prohibited." Read more: www.businessinsider.com...
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But by Wednesday night, he was facing a different type of threat.
By wearing those fatigues instead of a dress uniform in public, the Marine reservist said, he violated Marine Corps protocol and could face up to a $10,000 fine and five years in prison. Worst of all for a proud veteran and provider for a growing family, “dishonorable” could be stamped across his honorable discharge.
[color=amber]He said he was warned by phone by former Marine Jordan Pritchard, who stood a similar guard this week at an elementary school in Nashville, Tenn. Pritchard was notified by the U.S. Marine Corps that he was the subject of a formal investigation, Pusley said.
“I made a mistake. I shouldn’t have worn it. I apologize to my community, my nation and the Marine Corps,” Pusley said, adding that he’s written a letter of apology to the president.