U.S. Marine featured in the now-famous photo rescuing a baby during the botched Afghanistan withdrawal has been placed under investigation by the U.S Military after attending President Donald Trump’s in Perry, Ga.
According to the Daily Mail, the U.S Military is investigating whether Marine Lance Corporal Hunter Clark violated U.S. Defense Department (DoD) policies against active-duty members speaking at a partisan political gathering.
“The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has initiated a command investigation regarding LCpl Hunter Clark’s attendance at the event last weekend to determine if any DoD policies were violated,” Capt. Kelton J Cochran, a spokesperson for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said. “Any details pertaining to this incident are not releasable while the investigation is being conducted.”
Trump invited Clark to join him on stage during his Saturday rally in Georgia where Clark addressed himself as “the guy that pulled the baby over the wall,” and said “definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve done in my entire life,” according to The Post Millennial.
The outlet pointed out that although Clark addressed the crowd at the rally, he was not wearing a military uniform or advocating for a particular politician or political stance.
President Trump simply invited him on stage to honor the sacrifice he makes as a Marine.
“We’re also honored to be joined by one of the Marines who bravely served in Kabul during the withdrawal and helped evacuate children over the airport and over the airport wall, Trump said. “You saw him, he did a great job, Lance Cpl. Hunter Ian Clark. Lance corporal get up here!”
13 empty seats were also reserved at the rally in honor of the 13 fallen U.S service members brutally killed during the ISIS-K terrorist attack.