Two-Star US Marine General Fired After Reports He Used A Racial Slur Around Subordinates

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Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary, then commanding general, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, stands at attention during his change of command ceremony on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 5, 2020. (Lance Cpl. Samuel Lyden/Marine Corps) 

Marine Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary was fired Tuesday from his command of Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa by Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger, according to the Corps.
“Neary was relieved due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command,” said a Tuesday press release from Headquarters Marine Corps.
The general is under investigation for alleged use of a racial slur during physical training outside the Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa headquarters in Böblingen, Germany, Stars and Stripes first reported. 
WNU Editor: It is not everyday that you see a two-star general fired. A Marine General to boot. 
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