Wisconsin Soldier Suspended for Disrespectful Casket Photo
What were they thinking?
The soldier responsible for posting this offensive photo on Instagram has been suspended and an investigation has begun. (NPR)
A Wisconsin soldier has been indefinitely suspended from funeral honors after posting disrespectful casket photos.
The Wisconsin National Guard is investigating one of its soldiers for allegedly posting “inappropriate” photos on Facebook while on funeral detail — one of which shows soldiers clowning around a flag-draped casket.
The photos appeared on a social media site that belonged to Spc. Terry Harrison – a member of 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, based in Madison, Wis., according to a Wisconsin National Guard press release posted on its Facebook page.
The photo shows a group of uniformed soldiers, “posing disrespectfully around a flag-draped training casket,” the release states. The caption below the photo reads: “We put the FUN in funeral.”
That photo was taken at the Professional Education Center, a National Guard training facility in North Little Rock, Ark…
…Harrison has been indefinitely suspended from the funeral honors detail pending an investigation into the matter, according to the release.