SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps confirmed Thursday that one of its scout sniper teams in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS.
Use of the SS symbol is not acceptable, and the Marine Corps has addressed the issue, Lt. Col. Stewart Upton said in a statement. However, he did not specify what action was taken.
Upton said the Marines in the photograph on an Internet blog are no longer with the unit they were assigned to at the time. The picture was taken in September 2010 in Sangin province, Afghanistan.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation in Washington said it was outraged by the photograph and wants a full investigation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120209/us-marines-nazi-symbol/