Wednesday, May 19, 2010

US Marines vs Confederate Battle Flag Tattoo ... Part Two

Marines battle back on Confederate flag tattoos The latest on Confederate Flag Tattoos and Marine Recruiting.
Recruiters had 'unclear understanding of policy' regarding Southern symbol

“A tattoo of a widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights – a Confederate battle flag – is not an automatic bar to enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps, according to a Marine Corps spokesman.

However, those seeking to join the Marine Corps must acquire a special waiver from the regional commanding general if they have a Confederate-flag tattoo – or they will be prohibited from enlisting.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Hurt, public affairs representative for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Nashville, told WND, "We're not saying that a Confederate flag tattoo is racist, but it could potentially be. So we call that an 'exception-to-policy' tattoo. 'Exception-to-policy' tattoos have to be reviewed by a general." (From an article by Chelsea Schilling at World Net Daily)

(We urge you to read the entire article HERE. )

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