KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ An Iraq war veteran will be kicked out of the Marines with a general discharge after he wore his uniform during an anti-war demonstration, the military announced Wednesday.
The military said Lt. Gen. John W. Bergman agreed Monday to give Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh the general discharge, one notch short of honorable. The decision was in line with a military panel's recommendation last week.
Kokesh got in trouble after The Washington Post published a photograph of him in March roaming the nation's capital with other veterans on a mock patrol.
A superior officer e-mailed Kokesh, saying he was being investigated because he might have violated a rule prohibiting troops from wearing uniforms at protests.
Kokesh, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, responded to the superior with an obscenity, prompting the Marines to take steps to remove him with an ``other than honorable'' discharge.