Then-Pvt. Mason Mead measures buffer material for a grape charge during demolition training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 11, 2018. URSULA SMITH/U.S. MARINE CORPS
Then-Pvt. Mason Mead measures buffer material for a grape charge during demolition training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 11, 2018. URSULA SMITH/U.S. MARINE CORPS

NCIS investigates allegations that Pacific-based Marine sent pro-Nazi, racist tweets

Stars and Stripes

A Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii is under investigation after allegedly tweeting racist and pro-Nazi messages that included a photo of a swastika formed by blocks of TNT.

Twitter users took to social media Sunday to report Mason Edward Mead to his command after a series of tweets posted under an account linked to his name espoused support for Nazis and included photos of Adolf Hitler.

The Marine Corps “is aware of derogatory online comments attributed to a Marine,” the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement Tuesday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service “is thoroughly investigating this situation and the command will address any misconduct at the appropriate judicial or administrative level.”

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