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US Marine veteran Grady Kurpasi is third American to go missing in Ukraine this week

  • Former U.S. Marine Corps officer Grady Kurpasi, 49, who has not been heard from since April 23, is the third American to be reported missing in Ukraine this week.
  • Kurpasi arrived in Ukraine on March 7 after deciding to volunteer as a soldier in the Ukrainian war. Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years, before retiring in November 2021, he felt that his skillset would be valuable to the cause.
  • The other two American soldiers to be reported missing include Andy Huynh, 27, and Alexander Drueke, 39, both from Alabama and both of whom have military experience.
  • Videos of Huynh and Drueke surfaced on Friday on RT, a Russian state-controlled international television network, showing they had been captured by Russian forces.
  • When asked to comment about the captures of American soldier volunteers, Biden reiterated on Friday, “I’ll say it again, Americans should not be going to Ukraine.”

Former U.S. Marine Corps officer Grady Kurpasi, who has not been heard from since April 23, is the third American to be reported missing in Ukraine this week.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price announced during a press conference on Thursday that a third American had gone missing, although the name was not said.

U.S. Marines spotted using a poster featuring an anime character to recruit members

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  • Violet Evergarden, a female anime character from the 2018 anime of the same name, was used in an official U.S. Marines poster to recruit members.
  • The design of the poster is based on an old illustration of a male U.S. Marine that dates back to the First World War.
  • A photo of the recruiting booth that used the anime influenced poster was shared to Twitter by @sinecuris on Feb. 20 and has since gone viral.

The United States Marine Corps was spotted recruiting members with a poster featuring an anime woman in uniform. 

The poster reads, “Active service on land and sea” with an illustration of the female anime character holding a rifle by the docks. On the bottom of the poster, it states, “Enlist at marines.com.” 

Ex-Marine sentenced to 210 years in prison for beating, raping children in Cambodia

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  • Michael Joseph Pepe, a 68-year-old retired U.S. Marine Captain, was sentenced to 210 years in federal prison for drugging, beating and raping Cambodian children.
  • He was reportedly working as a part-time professor when he hired a prostitute to procure Cambodian children between the ages of 9 and 12 from their families from 2005 to 2006.
  • The Cambodian National Police discovered sedatives, restraints and child pornography images during a raid of Pepe’s Cambodian residence in 2006.
  • Pepe’s case was retried in August 2021 when he was charged with two counts of traveling to a foreign country with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He was sentenced on Monday.

A 68-year-old retired U.S. Marine Captain was sentenced on Monday to 210 years in federal prison for beating and raping Cambodian children.

Michael Joseph Pepe was convicted for a second time and sentenced on Monday for two counts of traveling to a foreign country with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Los Angeles federal court, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Student Injured in Okinawa After U.S. Military Helicopter Window Falls on Him

A Japanese boy was reportedly injured after a metal window frame from a United States military helicopter fell from the sky and landed on a school playground in Okinawa, Japan.

According to local officials of Ginowan, the metal frame came from a CH-53 transport helicopter during mid-flight and crashed in an elementary school play area where 50 children were playing.

Chinese-American Family Demands Answers After ‘Tough’ Marine Daughter Allegedly Commits Suicide

The family of Miriam Elizabeth Liu, the Chinese-American marine who was found dead at a military base in Yuma, Arizona, on September 24, is not entirely convinced that their daughter died of suicide.

The autopsy report, which was conducted by authorities independent of the military, said the 19-year-old’s death was not caused by any external factors, rape, or drugs, People’s Daily Online reported.