April 25th, 2012
03:24 PM ET

Marine discharged over online Obama comments

A Marine who used his Facebook page to criticize President Barack Obama has been discharged, a Marine spokesman said Wednesday.

Sgt. Gary Stein (pictured) was given an "other-than-honorable" discharge, said Capt. Brian Block, a spokesman for the Marines.

A military board recommended earlier this month that Stein be given the discharge on grounds that he violated "good order and discipline" by calling Obama a liar and suggesting he would not follow some orders issued by the president, among other comments posted to his Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page.

The board found he also violated rules limiting political conduct by service members.

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  1. Greek American

    Facebook sucks

    April 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |

    Now drop down and give me 4400 push-ups in the name of President Obama, you magget

    April 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Johnny Ward

    This is not about "free speech", this is about ignorance. When the previous President was in the office, if anyone said anyting "slightly demeaning" about him – People accused you of not being patriotic. These people were not even in the military either. He is a U. S. Soldier, so he serves under his General and his General serves under the President. You cannot say dismissive thins about your employer, and not expect immediate action. Do you really think you will get employee of the month?

    April 26, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. FedUpInd

    Obviously you know nothing about the UCMJ. General McArthur was fired by President Truman for insubordination. He sent dipatches to U.S. Newspapers criticizing the President. General Marshall advised the President to fire the S.O.B. What makes you think that a sergeant has more rights. When you put on the uniform you lose the right of free political speech.
    I served for 8 years in the Air Force and understood that.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Smedley

    ummmmmm, what the hell did you just say with that stupid fake accent? 'course it could be your stupid real accent. anyway, what did you say?

    April 26, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. reyes ramirez


    April 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynic

      I don't think anyone knows what you mean ..

      April 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. N Tyler

    Now this man got on facebook running his mouth about Obama i would have done the same thing what if he would have leak something he shouldnt have that would have put America in danger so good we dont know going on in the White House so shut it.

    April 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. W.G.

    This GOOFBALL said he would not obey the orders of his Commander -in – Chief . He got off lightly
    I would of asked For a Firing squad if i was the Prosecuter . Good luck on your 2nd. rate life
    because with anything except an Honerable discharge you won´t get that great job or credit .
    Except by white supremasts and other members of the tea-party all other normal people will
    stay away from you . So go and crawl back under your rock you slimeball un-American porkball .

    April 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Argle Bargle

    Good riddance to bad garbage.

    April 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. missymay

    This guy is talking about obama care, I wonder if his family is on any kind of government health care.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. icons archive

    In my opinion, it is actual, I will take part in discussion. I know, that together we can come to a right answer.

    November 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
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