Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark was one of nearly 6,000 U.S. troops that had to guard the airport in Kabul and try to make the best of Biden’s debacle. On Sept. 25, Clark appeared on stage with Trump at a “Save America Rally” in Perry, Georgia.
“We’re also honored to be joined by one of the Marines who bravely served in Kabul during the withdrawal and helped evacuate children over the airport and over the airport wall,” Trump told the crowd. “You saw him, he did a great job, Lance Cpl. Hunter Ian Clark. Lance corporal get up here.”
“I am the guy who pulled the baby over the wall and it’s definitely probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever done in my entire life,” Clark said when on stage.
“All the support from y’all, it really means a lot and I’m glad to be home now today. Thank you,” Clark added.
“The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit cannot confirm if Clark is one of the other Marines in that video,” said Capt. Kelton J Cochran, a spokesman for the 24th MEU before adding that there were several incidents during the evacuation of Afghans handing children to U.S. troops.
“The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has initiated a command investigation regarding LCpl Hunter Clark’s attendance at the event last weekend to determine if any DoD policies were violated,” Cochran said.
“Any details pertaining to this incident are not releasable while the investigation is being conducted.”
According to Task and Purpose:
‘”Clark’s command is looking into whether he violated the military’s ban on active-duty troops engaging in partisan political activity.
“Cochran did not specify what policies that Clark may have violated, but the Defense Department does not allow active-duty troops to “speak before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.”