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Guard soldiers criticized for picture

A social media posting by a Wisconsin National Guard member is drawing outrage and threats.

The solider posted a picture using the website Instagram, and it shows a group of Guard members posing around an empty casket at a training facility in Arkansas. The caption says "We put the FUN in funeral."

Major Paul Rickert is a spokesman for the Wisconsin National Guard. He says they took action after learning about the picture yesterday. He says the soldier is suspended, and they're starting an investigation.

Rickert says they're letting people weigh in on the Wisconsin National Guard's Facebook page, but they're removing comments that include threats of violence.

Rickert says one member of the Wisconsin guard is in the picture, and the 13 other soldiers are from various states.

posted : February, 18th by WHBY


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