An August 19 video showed a US Marine lifting a baby over razor wire outside Kabul airport.
At a Trump rally last Saturday, Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark appeared to claim he was that Marine.
The DOD is now investigating Clark over his appearance at a political event, per Task & Purpose.
An August 19 video taken during the frenzied US military pullout from Kabul showed a US Marine hoisting a tiny baby girl over a razor-wire fence outside Kabul airport.
At a “Save America” rally in Perry, Georgia, last Saturday, Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark appeared to claim he was that Marine.
“Hey my name’s Lance Corporal Hunter Clark, I’m here from Warner Robins, Georgia. I am the guy that pulled the baby over the wall and it’s definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever done in my entire life,” he said.
“I just want to thank all of the support from all of y’all it really means a lot and I’m glad to be home now today, thank you.”
Watch his appearance here:
While Clark did not say when he helped evacuate a baby, Clark’s command told Task & Purpose that Clark was not the Marine seen in the August 19 video.
Clark is also under investigation as a result of his appearance, Task & Purpose reported.
“The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has initiated a command investigation regarding LCpl Hunter Clark’s attendance at the event last weekend to determine if any DoD policies were violated,” Capt. Kelton J. Cochran, a spokesman for the 24th MEU, told the outlet.
Cochran did not say what policies Clark may have violated, but Department of Defense guidelines prohibit US troops from speaking “before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.”
The Department of Defense did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Clark did not wear his uniform at the Trump rally and he did not go on to make any political statements.
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