By James Murphy - thenewamerican.com
Marine Lance Corporal Hunter Clark, a Marine who claims that he is the soldier shown lifting a baby over razor wire in Afghanistan on August 19, is now under investigation by his unit after attending a rally featuring president Donald Trump on September 25.
The child's family was apparently attempting to get the child out of the quickly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan after the Biden Regime's bungled withdrawal of military forces from the country. In an act of desperation, the family passed the infant to a soldier leaning over a wall festooned with razor wire at Hamid Karzai International Airport near Kabul.
At Trump's Save America Rally in Perry, Georgia, Clark introduced himself as "the guy that pulled the baby over the wall," and said "it's definitely probably one of the greatest things I've done in my entire life."
"I just want to thank all the support from all y'all. It really means a lot and I'm glad to be home now," Clark told the crowd.
Now, Clark's unit, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is investigating whether he violated the U.S. military's ban against active duty troops engaging in partisan political activity. The Defense Department does not allow personnel to "speak before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause."
Clark spoke at the rally for only a minute and did not endorse Trump or any of the three candidates that the former president was stumping for. He did not wear his Marine uniform at the rally.
"The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has initiated a command investigation regarding LCpl Hunter Clark's attendance at the event last weekend to determine if any DoD policies were violated," Captain Kelton J. Cochran, a spokesman for the MEU, told Task and Purpose. "Any details pertaining to this incident are not releasable while the investigation is being conducted."
"Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not LCpl Clark," Cochran said in a statement.
Cochran also noted that there were several incidents of desperate Afghan parents handing their children to Marines during the frenzied withdrawal of Americans from Afghanistan.
Clark's brief moment of time with former president Trump caused left-wing media to go into full destroy mode, with CNN even running a "fact check" about whether Clark was who he said he was. "The most trusted name in news" even harassed Clark's mother when they couldn't get a hold of him personally.
"He's not going to comment on that," Clark's mother Peggy reportedly told CNN.
"He's asked that I not give out any information right now," Clark's mother said. "He can't do any interviews or speak with anybody right now. I'm sorry."
Clark's appearance at the Trump rally comes at a time when the military appears to be cracking down on what it deems unacceptable political behavior.
In today's U.S. military, it seems that in order to speak one's mind, one has to be of the right political persuasion. Otherwise, they'll throw the book at you.
When will people stand up against this communist regime?
He'll be better off out of the Marines anyway.
GULAG USA is in the making.
Stalinist level tyranny in America.
Abuses of power like that seen in North Korea.
This is suspension of the United States Constitution and an act of war against We The People. Hold your state reps feet to the fire for refusing to even comment on it, let alone condemn it as treason.
Welcome to the NEW America, because SO many conservatives were asleep, like most only get involved when it affects them personally. How sad, and so many now are willing to give up their freedoms over the tyrannical government. Think this is all conspiracy theory? Look no further than what Democrat-Communists have been at work for many...many decades, with the help of RINOs who are all on the take. I fear for America, because your nation is the last bastion of freedom. I should know...I came from a war torn communist nation, and saw how individual rights were taken away by a corrupt government.
The Government needs to be gutted.
Traitors in DC put rights of illegals ahead of us citizens. Even Trump couldn't clean out the swamp, and in the end his own VP stabbed him in the back over a fraud election. Maybe next time...