Marine Officer of Viral Video Fame Now in Brig after Defying Gag Order
Many are up in arms about the current confinement of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, Jr. Here’s a bit of backstory and what can be done to help Lt. Col. Scheller, Jr. On August 31, 2021, “Scheller posted a video that went viral on Facebook in which he ripped into military leadership following the devastating suicide bombing at Kabul airport, which killed 13 US service members and scores of Afghans,” the NY Post reported.
When posting this video he was defying a gag order placed on him by the Marines. The Marine Corps questioned his mental health and threw him in the brig just prior being invited to speak about the matter before the U.S. Senate. “They decided to throw my son in jail to shut him up,” Stuart Scheller, Sr. claims.
NY Post reports: “The officer announced he was resigning and walking away from a $2 million pension after 17 years of service. His parents, Stuart Scheller Sr. and Cathy Scheller, said in an interview on “The Ingraham Angle” on Tuesday that their son is being unfairly punished as he sits in solitary confinement at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, Fox News reported.”
There appears to be a double standard at play here. The Marine Corps chose not to act when MGy. Sgt. Scott Stalker harshly criticized political videos about Tucker Carlson earlier this year.
How to Help Lt. Col. Scheller, Jr.
There is only one person who can comment about the imbalance of application of the law and free Lt. Col. Scheller and that’s Marine Corps Commandant David H. Berger.
If you want Lt. Col. Scheller freed it’s suggested you email the Commandant of the Marine Corps at David.email@example.com
Additionally, we encourage all to utilize their rights to information via FOIA request of all correspondence from Gen. Berger’s email that contain keyword: Scheller. The Marine Corps recommends using the following site to do so: FOIAonline.
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Lucas Collins is a writer for NRN. He strives to write timely, thought-provoking articles.