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Military Yanks PSA About Local Marine

A public service announcement featuring former Marine Sgt. Gary Stein was intended to keep Marines out of trouble during election season.

A military public affairs team pulled a public service announcement that featured former Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein.

The Temecula-Valley resident was given an other-than-honorable discharge in April after he had written comments critical of the president on the Facebook page Armed Forces Tea Party.

The public service announcement—called “Staying social media savvy during election season"—was published Tuesday and upset Stein, according to the Marine Corps Times.

A search on the military’s primary news wire showed the video’s link existed, but an error message appeared in its place.

Related: Patch coverage of Gary Stein

The video—which was published by Marines of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point—was pulled Tuesday, said Amanda Pacheco, of the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. She could not comment on the reason and would not be able to provide the video, she added.

Chasbeau July 21, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Gary Stein 8:04 am on Friday, July 20, 2012 "So if you knew me please explain who are or at least how you knew me. Because the Marines I worked with would dispute anything you posted on here" Once again, here's EXACTLY what your "fellow" (no longer) Marines and the Corps had to say about you: http://ia601204.us.archive.org/20/items/gov.uscourts.casd.380640/gov.uscourts.casd.380640.23.4.pdf http://ia601204.us.archive.org/20/items/gov.uscourts.casd.380640/gov.uscourts.casd.380640.23.7.pdf I really think their last words to and about you were something along the lines of "Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out". Have a nice life, bagger.
David B Secor July 21, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Gary Stein, you are fortunate to have had such light punishment. Your apologists, like my opponent D.D. Hunter, and put YOU in THEIR place. They are civilians and have 1st Amendment rights that you, as an active duty soldier, did NOT have under the UCMJ. Your apologists, like my opponent D.D. Hunter, think discipline, morale, focus on mission, are no longer necessary in today's Marine Corps. Would a REAL Republican, like President Dwight Eisenhower, former Supreme Allied Commander in WWII, a real war hero, have publicly supported urinating on enemy bodies, burning holy books, massacring civilians, publicly attacking the CIC and publicly refusing to follow CIC orders? I was not a Marine, but with the 1st Air Cavalry alongside Marines in I Corps, Vietnam in 1968 (Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau Valley, etc.). Even 45 years ago, your cowardly insubordinate actions would have at the very least gotten you exactly the punishment you received. I didn't like LBJ OR Nixon! I kept my opinions to myself and did my job. You are a loudmouthed, immature, self-centered prima dona and do not belong in the U.S. Marines, or Army, or Navy, or Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, etc. The dumbbells who support you in spite of the UCMJ are just Obama-haters and will support any jerk, criminal or traitor who feels like they do. And active duty personnel -I say, hate Obama on your own time, as I did LBJ and Nixon at times.
Richard Loyal French July 21, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Don't pay any mind, Gary Stein, to the Obama boot-lickers.
TVOR July 21, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Mr Secor, I am surrprised a candidtae for a high political office would post such a poorly written, almost unintelligible comment such as yours. May I suggest you have someone proofread your public postings before you post them up? By the way, thank you for your service to our great country.
Amber July 29, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Why are some of you defending a man who signed a document, clearly stating that he will not speak out against the government, and even took an oath to serve and protect his possibly "lewd.. Boss?" Yes, everyone has the right to freedom of speech, but when you sign a legal document and say your oath, you should at least know who your bound to serve and why things are the way they are. Everyone's allowed to voice their opinion, but becoming a marine also means protecting your government and overcoming the challenge of wanting to talk and act like every other human being. I signed my papers, I'm prepared to take my oath, and I hope that those faithful marines that are still following orders will still be there to keep everyone else in check. A job is a job, but the marines is a lifestyle. Don't like it? Don't join. Simple as that.

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