A trio of U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea have been busted after they headed to a bar away from base amid the army’s coronavirus lockdown, according to the army.
The military said the soldiers made their return through a hole in a fence.
Eighth Army will publish the results of enforcement actions related to compliance with current Force HPCON orders to ensure our Soldiers, Civilians, contract employees and their families understand the ramifications of not following the commander’s directives. pic.twitter.com/pwHM9rajQn
— Eighth Army (@EighthArmyKorea) April 22, 2020
Two privates and a private first class received punishments including forfeiture of pay and reductions in rank, the army said.
The Defense Department has issued protocols to limit service members’ exposures to COVID-19.
“Eighth Army will publish the results of enforcement actions related to compliance with current Force HPCON orders,” said a notice posted on Twitter by the military.
© 2020 New York Daily News
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.