The reason that the three Marines in question are facing a Court Martial is their actions lead to the sucide of a Marine. It was first reported back in July of this year.
Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, 21, died April 3 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
The military told the family Lew was shot in the head but would not release other details of his death. The incident is under investigation, officials said.
But then it get complicated when in September when it was reviled that he committed suicide. Also that his actions were driven by ongoing treatment from three Marines in his unit new unit with in Afghanistan. It seems that this is a second incident like this to have happened this year.
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Read the whole thing. Turns out, they weren’t just hazing him for giggles.