Subic Rape case: Marines punished by USMC
It was not over for the Marines who were ‘acquited’ in the Makati trial – both facing a U.S. Military court in Okinawa were meted with ‘administrative punishment’ while another is still facing a inquiry.
Stars and Stripes the US Forces Newspaper reported –
…” “The investigations regarding … Silkwood and Duplantis determined that they had committed violations of the UCMJ and both received administrative punishment,” 1st Lt. Garron Garn stated Friday.”In accordance with Department of Defense privacy guidelines, we cannot release the details of the administrative punishment,” he said. …” — Stars & Stripes Dec 17th, 2006 Issue
The report goes on to say that the highest ranking among those charged in the Philippine trial Staff Sargent Chad Carpender is still facing a “ongoing investigation”.
The law or rules in this case the men violated were in regard to the uniform code of Military justice the men’s punishment is not revealed – The men punished were identified as Silkwood and Duplatis. The basis was the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
No word yet on the inquiry into SSgt Carpender.
NOTE: Stars and Stripes is a daily newspaper published for the U.S. military, DoD civilians, contractors, and their families. Unique among the many military publications, Stars and Stripes operates as a First Amendment newspaper, free of control and censorship. Published continuously in Europe since 1942, where readers currently number around 80,000. they serve about 60,000 readers in the Pacific, where it has been published a daily paper since 1945.*