Ex-Marine Standing Guard at Elementary School Told to STOP WEARING UNIFORM. [VIDEO]
UPDATE: This video is from a story we told you about earlier this week. It is the story of an Ex-Marine dad that stood guard at an elementary school in Nashville. Well now the Marine Corp has told him he can't wear the uniform. This was reported from bussinessinsider.com
It's not only against Marine Corps orders to wear a camouflage uniform in public, but Pritchard has been out of the Marines since 2011. As an honorably discharged Marine, he can wear his uniform to only a select few ceremonial functions.
The Corps told Pritchard he's welcome to stay in front of the school, just not in 'battle dress' fatigues.
Here's the part of the Marine Corps order which applies:
MARINE CORPS ORDER P1020.34G para 11002.1.b. states, "Former Members of the Armed Forces. Unless qualified under another provision of this Order or under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 772, former members who served honorably during a declared or undeclared war and whose most recent service was terminated under honorable conditions may wear the uniform in the highest grade held during such war service only upon the following occasions and in the course of travel incident thereto: (1) Military funerals, memorial services, weddings, and inaugurals. (2) Parades on national or state holidays; or other parades or ceremonies of a patriotic character in which any active or reserve United States military unit are taking part. 'Wearing of the uniform or any part thereof at any other time or for any purpose is prohibited."
What do you think about this? Should he be allowed to wear his uniform? Is this just more government BS??