15 Sep '18, 1am

One of 1st Female Marine Grunts Faces Separation After Marrying Lance Corporal

One of the first women to become an infantry Marine is facing an other-than-honorable discharge after having a relationship with a subordinate in her new unit. Cpl. Remedios Cruz, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, pleaded guilty to fraternization as part of a pre-trial agreement after leaders discovered she'd married a lance corporal with whom she had a romantic relationship, officials confirmed. A decision about whether Cruz, who was busted down in rank from sergeant, will be separated from the Marine Corps could come in days, said Maj. Jordan Cochran, a spokesman for II Marine Expeditionary Force. Cruz's case was first reported Wednesday by The New York Times . Cruz was accused of adultery, larceny and fraternization, he said. She pleaded guilty to fraternization during non-judicial punishment to avoid facing court-martial. She also waived her right to an admin...

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