US Marines deny soldier who spoke at a Trump rally's claim that he was the one who lifted the Afghan baby over the wall in Kabul

The Marines deny that a Trump rally officer was a viral Afghan photo.
The photo shows a Marine lifting the baby over a barbed wire fence during the scurried evacuation.

Lance Cpl. is being investigated by the DoD. Hunter Clark was accused of speaking at a rally.

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On Friday, the US Marines claimed that a soldier speaking at a Trump rally and claiming that he was "the one that pulled the baby across the wall in Kabul" was not the same man who was seen holding the child's hand in the widely circulated photograph.

Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark joined former President Donald Trump on the stage and claimed that he was an officer in the August 19 video where a baby girl was lifted over a barbed wire fence while US forces were exiling Afghans.

A baby is given to the American Army over the airport's perimeter wall in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2020 OMAR HAIDARI/via REUTERS/File photo

"Hey, my Name's Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark. I'm from Warner Robins in Georgia. He said that he was the one who pulled the baby over the wall.

Trump introduced Clark at the rally and stated that he had "helped evacuate children over the airport walls". He was there. He did a fantastic job," the crowd cheered, "U.S.-A."

The Department of Defense launched an investigation into Clark shortly after the incident. Task and Purpose reported that the investigation was initiated because active duty personnel are prohibited from speaking at political events.

A spokesperson for the Marines denied Clark was in the photo.

"Regarding the viral image that circulated around August 20, 2021. The Marine identified in that particular photo was not Lance Cpl. Capt. Clark Insider was told by Kelton Cochran that the spokesperson for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Capt.

Peggy Clark, Lance Cpl. Clark's mother, Peggy Clark, Lance Cpl.

Insider reached out the Marines to find out if Clark was one of their close-knit Marines.