Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not Lance Cpl. Clark. — Capt. Kelton Cochran, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spokesperson
Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not Lance Cpl. Clark. — Capt. Kelton Cochran, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spokesperson
A US Marine told a Trump rally he was 'the guy that pulled the baby over the wall' in Afghanistan. He's now under investigation, report says.
  • An August 19 video showed a US Marine lifting a baby over razor wire outside Kabul airport.
  • At a Trump rally on Saturday, Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark appeared to say he was that Marine.
  • The DOD is now investigating Clark over his appearance at a political event, per Task & Purpose.
An August 19 video taken during the frenzied US military pullout from Kabul showed a US Marine hoisting a tiny baby girl over a razor-wire fence outside Kabul airport.

At a "Save America" rally in Perry, Georgia, on Saturday, Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark appeared to say he was that Marine.

"Hey my name's Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark. I'm here from Warner Robins, Georgia. I am the guy that pulled the baby over the wall, and it's definitely probably one of the greatest things I've ever done in my entire life," he said.

"I just want to thank all of the support from all of y'all. It really means a lot, and I'm glad to be home now today. Thank you."

While Clark did not say when he helped evacuate a baby, Clark's command told Insider that Clark was not the Marine seen in the August 19 video.

"Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not Lance Cpl. Clark," Capt. Kelton Cochran, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spokesperson, told Insider.

Clark is also under investigation as a result of his appearance, as Task & Purpose first reported.

"The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has initiated a command investigation regarding Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark's attendance at the event last weekend to determine if any DoD policies were violated," Cochran said.


Cochran did not say what policies Clark might have violated, but Department of Defense guidelines prohibit US troops from speaking "before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause."
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