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Man who marched with white supremacists at Charlottesville kicked out of Marines

Posted at 2:33 PM, Aug 07, 2018

A Marine lance corporal who marched at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year has been kicked out of the service after he spent nearly a month jail.

According to the Jacksonville Daily News in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Vasillios Pistolis, 19, was discharged from duty and kicked out of the Marine Corps on July 11. Pistolis was court-martialed on June 18 for an investigation into violations of Articles 92 and 107 of the Uniform of Military Justice.

Among the violations covered in those articles are making "false statements," "failure to obey orders or regulations" and "dereliction of duty."

Pistolis was sentenced to 28 days in confinement in the brig, a forfeiture of some of his paycheck and a reduction of rank.

ProPublica and Frontline reported in June that Pistolis marched at the "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. At that rally, one counter-protester was killed when James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd.

ProPublica and Frontline's report also alleged that Pistolis was a member of a known white supremacist and neo-Nazi group.