Jaunt to South Korean Bar Ends Badly for Three American Soldiers

U.S. Army soldiers maneuver and connect a section of an Improved Ribbon Bridge during a rafting exercise on Namhan River, South Korea, Feb. 27, 2019. (Spc. Adeline Witherspoon/Army)

The U.S. Army disciplined three soldiers at Camp Humphreys, in South Korea, for breaking Corona Virus restrictions.

The United States Forces Korea command has taken a hard line approach in efforts to stave off the virus outbreak in the country, including travel restrictions and social distancing.

The three unnamed junior US Army soldiers are in hot water after they sneaked off to a bar through a hole in the fence before illegally returning to base, according to a statement.

In addition to the disciplining for breaking Corona Virus guideline protocol, the trio is also being punished for not reporting the hole in the fence. As punishment, the soldiers forfeited $866 per month pay for two months; have been placed under restrictions for 45 days; and have received 45 days of extra duty.

“Doing the wrong thing has serious consequences,” the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command said in a Facebook post. “Don’t risk everyone’s safety and our ability to complete our mission because you can’t follow orders.”

Two are Privates Second-Class (E-2) and one is Private First-Class (E-3) from the 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 8th Army.

Camp Humphreys is located 60 miles from the Demilitarized Zone bordering North Korea.

 

 

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