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Military investigates two Camp Pendleton Marines for apparently Orlando-related post

Military investigates two Camp Pendleton Marines for apparently Orlando-related post

A social media post that seemingly references Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub has led to an investigation of two active-duty Camp Pendleton Marines.

The Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Force said Thursday that it is looking into a photo posted in a Facebook group called Camp MENdleton Resale, which advertises itself as a private forum for male troops and veterans.

The photo, which has since been removed, shows a uniformed Marine corporal pointing a rifle toward the camera. A caption at the bottom says, “Coming to a gay bar near you!”

Based on other features in the post, it appears the photo also was sent through the...

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