Florida: Marines shoulder some blame for standing by and letting war hero turn into DUI killer

TAMPA — The Marines made Scott Sciple a combat officer and war hero. Did they also help make him an inmate of a jail psychiatric ward, awaiting trial for drunken-driving manslaughter?
The Marine Corps takes the blame for standing by and letting it all happen.
The 38-year-old captain had survived four combat tours since 2003. One of several close-range explosions had blown a hole in his right arm and caused him to almost bleed to death. He wore three Purple Hearts for wounds and a Bronze Star for valor. A Marine Corps summary of his heroic acts under fire is 19 pages long. ….MORE

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