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VA bars ex-Marine from working at SoCal hospital

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Marine who pleaded guilty to wearing unearned medals has been barred from serving his community service sentence at the Veterans Administration hospital in San Diego.

Veterans Administration spokeswoman Cindy Butler told the North County Times on Thursday that David Weber's volunteer work had been terminated. The decision came after the American Combat Veterans of War complained that it was disrespectful to veterans to let Weber work at the hospital.

The 69-year-old former Marine staff sergeant was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service after pleading guilty in January to posing as a Marine general.

It was unclear where Weber planned to serve his hours.

He referred questions to his attorney. Repeated efforts to reach the attorney failed.

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