CAMP LEJEUNE, N. C. – A U.S. Marine identified as a member of a white supremacist group involved in the violence during the past summer the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the military following his conviction in a court-martial.
The Daily News of Jacksonville, North Carolina, reports Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was kicked out of the Marine Corps last month after serving a prison sentence at Camp Lejeune. Marine Corps Headquarters spokesman Maj. Brian Block said that the membership of extremist or hate groups struggle with core values.
Pistolis not return a phone message Sunday seeking comment. Marine Corps spokesmen with not respond to messages by e-mail on the Saturday.
ProPublica and PBS Frontline reported in May that Pistolis was a member of a neo-nazi group, and bragged about the violence he committed in Charlottesville in August 2017.