Marine from LI charged with urinating on corpse

SOUTHOLD - A Marine from the East End is facing court-martial after a video showing U.S. soldiers urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters went viral on the Internet earlier this year. Staff Sgt. Edward Deptola, of Southold, is allegedly among the four Marines pictured in the video. The Department of Defense announced it would court-martial Deptola and one other Marine following a lengthy investigation. Deptola graduated from Southold High School back in 2003. School yearbooks show he played on the varsity football team. The Suffolk Times reports that he has two children. Attempts by News 12 Long Island to contact Deptola's family have been unsuccessful. A date for the trial has not yet been set.

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