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Marines: Tattoos too much

Marine Corps recruit Dylan Fogle's tattoos of a gargoyle and a thunderbird, shown reflected in a mirror, got him booted out of boot camp. Fogle, 20, of Dayton, Ohio, says his recruiter told him the tattoos wouldn't be a problem when he signed up for a four-year hitch in November. He reported for basic training on Jan. 20 and performed in the top 10 percent of his platoon for three weeks. On Feb. 15, Fogle's commanding officer said he would be discharged because his tattoos "didn't really fit the image of the Marine Corps." Fogle can reapply to the Marines if he has the tattoos removed. That's unlikely. "They were pretty painful to get," he said. Now, he's trying to enlist in the Army.

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