Marine critical of Obama is "recommended" for discharge

Sgt. Gary Stein

Julie Watson reports for the AP, March 22, 2012, that Sgt Gary Stein is “facing dismissal” from the Marine Corps for his comments critical of Obama on his Armed Services Tea Party Facebook page.
Stein is a weather forecaster with Weapons Field Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif., which supports operations at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Read more about his comments critical of Obama, here.
Watson writes:

“According to Pentagon directives, military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any TV or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. Commissioned officers also may not use contemptuous words against senior officials, including the defense secretary or the president.”

I tried to find Gary Stein’s Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page, but there appears to be several AFTP pages on Facebook, with one in particular claiming to be “the real” Armed Forces Tea Party instead of Stein’s “fake neo-con” AFTP. Too funny.
I did find Gary Stein’s Facebook page. Click here.
However, if you click the link for his Armed Forces Tea Party website , you’ll get a “Server Not Found” notice. It appears the Marine Corps got Stein to take down the site.
Stein also posted a letter, dated March 21, 2012, from his commanding officer recommending that Stein be discharged from the USMC “by reason of misconduct, specifically commission of serious offenses.” You can see the letter for yourself here.

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Sgt Stein is asking for a modest $5 donation to help him with his defense. I wanted to donate more but his PayPal site is set at a donation amount of $5. Go here to donate!

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Another life ruined in defence of Communism.


It is such a shame that the men of valor and courage are penalized for upholding their principles. We must vote in a Cof C that our service men and women can look up to.


Sgt Gary Stein should get a purple heart for his actions. He has been wounded in another kind of war.
He is now a Casualty.


This is baloney!


If it was an Article 15, he’d demand a General Court Martial and win.


I bet you the $5.00, that if we said anything as mild as he did, we would be in jail. Lord knows I have said worse.
It is a REAL SHAME tht he was treated like a terrorist, when actuality HE IS A HERO.