"There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps."


Vasillios Pistolis, a 21-year-old US Marine Corps lance corporal, has been kicked out of the service for his involvement in last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, WTOP reported Monday.


Pistolis served 28 days of confinement at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina after having his pay docked and his rank reduced to private first class for his involvement in the deadly rally last August. 


He was convicted of making false statements and disobeying orders. Pistolis bragged about the rally online, saying things like, "today cracked 3 skulls open with virtually no damage to myself," according to ProPublica


Social media images show Pistolis allegedly beating an individual with a wooden flagpole, as well as allegedly kicking Emily Gorcenski, an activist present at the Charlottesville rally. 

“The Marine Corps’ stance on membership in extremist or hate groups remains the same: there is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps,” Maj. Brian Block, a spokesperson for Marine Corps Headquarters, told The Jacksonville Daily News. “Our strength is derived from the individual excellence of every Marine regardless of background. Bigotry and racial extremism run contrary to our core values.”

Pistolis was discovered to be part of the white supremacist group Atomwaffen Division and the Traditionalist Worker Party. Both groups are neo-Nazi organizations.