SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Marine Corps confirms that one of its scout sniper teams in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS.
Lt. Col. Stewart Upton says in a statement Thursday that use of the SS symbol is not acceptable and that the Marine Corps has addressed the issue. Upton, however, did not specify what action was taken.
Upton says the Marines in the photograph circulating on an Internet blog are no longer with the unit they were assigned to at the time. The picture was taken in September 2010 in Sangin province, Afghanistan.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation in Washington says it is outraged by the photograph and wants a full investigation.