OK. I stand corrected. If this is true, then he wasn't in violation of the curfew.
Even so, isn't he still expected to set a better example for those he's responsible for? Does possessing a gold liberty card mean it's OK for an officer of the United States Marines to be so drunk at 0742 that he gets arrested by the local police?
Also since the curfew is only from 2300 to 0500, then that would seem to mean that this LT was either still so incredibly drunk from the night before (even after getting some sleep), drinking all night, or started drinking after 0500. This LT was not just typsy, he was so drunk that he wandered mistakenly into the wrong house and passed out. He was so drunk that he got arrested by the local police. Is that considered conduct befitting an officer of the US military? How is that defensible
Not defendable at all. I haven't stated that he did no wrong. Only stating facts about curfew.
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All active duty do indeed fall under the curfew. Red liberty card holders must check their red card into the duty each night by 2300. Gold card holders do not. So a gold card holder could in fact go to someone's home off base, and stay there for the duration of the curfew, and be within regulations.
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Just for those that do not know, curfew is from 11pm to 5am. It is for all SOFA status personnel. Military active duty, dependants, civilian workers, contractors.
You can be off base in someone's home during curfew hours. You can drink during curfew hours. You just cannot be out roaming the streets or in any establishment of any kind.
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Also, everyone is saying he broke curfew. He was arrested at 0742. Yomiuri news says he entered the home at 0735. That is way after curfew. There has been nothing reported about this Marine being out in town between the hours of 2300 and 0500. You can in fact be in someone's home during curfew hours if you are a gold liberty card holder, which this Marine was.
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