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US Military Leaders Condemn Racism, Extremism After Charlottesville

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By    |   Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:10 AM

Three leaders of U.S. military forces issued statements condemning the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Navy Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, weighed in on Saturday evening, saying that the U.S. Navy "forever" opposes such violence.

Gen. Rober Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, weighed in on the issue, calling out extremists and racists.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army's chief of staff, said that racism would not be tolerated within the Army.

The military also addressed the use of clothing affiliated with military service being associated with the extremists.

The 82nd Airborne, the Army paratrooper unit, noted that "anyone can purchase that hat, valor is earned" in response to a photograph of a man wearing an 82nd Airborne hat giving a Ku Klux Klan salute during the Charlottesville incident.

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