Military investigates 2 Marines for social media post

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is investigating two active-duty Marines at Camp Pendleton for a social media post of a photo of a corporal in uniform holding an assault rifle and the message: “Coming to a gay bar near you!”

Maj. Staci Reidinger said Thursday that fellow Marines alerted officials to the post, and authorities were able to track down the Marine believed to have first posted the message and another one who reposted it.

According to the Marine Corps Times, the post appeared on a private Facebook group for male Marines after appearing with the words “Too soon?” before the administrator deleted it and banned the person from the group.

Reidinger says it goes against Marine Corps values and could lead to misconduct charges.