Heated Facebook Comment Lands Coast Guardsman in Hot Water

 

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Upchurch

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brandon Upchurch

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Jay Barrett/KMXT
The off-hand comments of an enlisted Coast Guardsman on a public Facebook page about Kodiak have landed him in hot water with his superiors at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. In a post Wednesday on Friends of Kodiak regarding Native land access restrictions Petty Officer Brandon Upchurch made derogatory comments toward Alaska Natives and claimed he accesses Native land despite it being private property.
KMXT’s Jay Barrett has more, and we want to caution you, some of the comments Upchurch made will be offensive to some.

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