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Marine: Officer hazed sailors, the so-called 1 a ‘Charlie Brown’

NORFOLK, Va. – An AMERICAN Marine-officer is charged with hazing and mistreatment of the sailors is facing a general court martial.

The associated press reported on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2pxAXGK) that the unnamed lieutenant commander, is accused of verbal abuse and retaliation against a sailor, who asked to stop with the name Charlie Brown. Court documents say the officer told the sailor to a Charlie Brown cartoon figure.

The officer also is accused of punching a chair next to a sailor, yelling at someone for more than an hour and lying about his actions.

The lieutenant-commander is a reservist assigned to a cargo handling battalion in Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Military hazing has drawn additional supervision in recent years after a series of high-profile cases.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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