After a January PR set-back, the United States Marine Corp again was on the defense in minimizing damage. This time, it's a 2010 photo where marines posed in front of a flag marked with a logo associated with World War II Nazis.
"If you look at any book on the Nazi period, this is the dreaded symbol of the SS, and to have a Marine Corps unit adopt it and put it beside the American flag when 200,000 Americans died to free the world of that dreaded symbol is just beyond the pale”, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said to The Sun.
The Nazi SS unit was the right arm of Adolf Hitler. During the Nuremberg war crimes trial, it was deemed a criminal organization, which implemented heinous killings of millions of Jews, Gypsies and other “undesirables” by the Nazi regime.