Stars and Stripes stripes.com 12 Jan, 2021 03:15 am

Army moves to oust 2nd lieutenant over anti-Semitic post on TikTok

Army moves to oust 2nd lieutenant over anti-Semitic post on TikTok
The Army plans to remove a second lieutenant at Fort Stewart, Ga., from the service over his anti-Semitic social media post last year that went viral and resulted in his suspension from leadership roles, a service spokesman said Monday.

” Kurilla found “Freihofer’s anti-Semitic statement on TikTok inconsistent with the values of Army service and inappropriate for anyone in a position of leadership over American soldiers,” Buccino said in a statement issued Monday.” During the probe, Kurilla spoke with others in Freihofer’s chain of command, reviewed his military service and his TikTok statement, Buccino said.Freihofer has two weeks to present Kurilla with a final argument defending himself before he can be removed from uniform, Buccino said.Army moves to oust 2nd lieutenant over anti-Semitic post on TikTok The Army plans to remove a second lieutenant at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Since Freihofer’s anti-Semitic post went viral, he has amassed some 800,000 more fans on TikTok, a Chinese-owned app for sharing short videos., from the service over his anti-Semitic social media post last year that went viral and resulted in his suspension from leadership roles, a service spokesman said Monday.

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