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US soldiers stationed in South Korea are busted after going to bar during lockdown

Col. Michael Shane Mullins, the Eighth Army chief of fires delivers opening statements to Soldiers and Airmen during the Eighth Army Fires University, July 31, at Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roger Houghton, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)

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.

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.

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“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.

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