Cpl charged with desertion

Corporal Hassoun has been charged

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — The U.S. Marine Corps has charged Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun with desertion following a five-month investigation into his disappearance from a U.S. military camp near Fallujah, Iraq in June.

United States Marine Corps Press Release

The story of his disappearance has looked wrong from the beginning. I am glad it looks like he will be burned for his actions. He is totally deserving of a nice stay in the brig.

How a Corporal of Marines can desert his post, his troops, and his Corps is beyond me. When you take that oath of service, it is a major point in your life. It completely changes how you look at the world and literally changes who you are. Hassoun violated that oath and will be punished.

I have hope that this Marine is stripped of the title. He doesn’t deserve it.

3 Responses to “Cpl charged with desertion”

  1. Speed of Thought... Says:

    Marine no more
    Marcus says it better than I ever could. That is all.

    Update: I am sure you know this, but you should never piss off a Marine. Well the MSM is doing that to at least one and you should read it.

  2. Bob Says:

    This guy doesn’t deserve to see the light of day for alot of years. Not only did he violate his oath, he made it like he had been kidnapped and people thought he had been beheaded.

    That is just sick. And it makes a mockery of our people who have suffered this fate, as well as their families.

    Put this guy in a hole and throw away the key.

  3. Bob Says:

    Hey Marcus, maybe you can answer this.

    I was looking at the UCMJ, and under subchapter 10, Section 885 Article 85, paragraph c, it says that desertion is “punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.”

    Does this mean that the Courts-Martial judge has no other guidelines as to sentancing? I mean, if he is found guilty, the CM judge could give him one day in the brig if he wanted to, the way this is written.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but is this kind of lattitude a common thing? Or am I just missing something?

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