Leftists Falsely Labeled Double-Amputee ICE Agent a Nazi — ICE Responds With a Scorching Statement

On May 25, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) posted on its Twitter account how military veterans who are disabled are being trained to combat online child sexual exploitation.

In the picture, it features Marine Sgt. Justin Gaertner, who lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, according to USA Today.

Before long, the post was being ripped to shreds because of a tattoo Gaertner has on his left arm. Many accused the Purple Heart recipient of being a Nazi due to what they thought was an Iron Cross.

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To clear things up, ICE put out a statement explaining Gaertner’s history and tattoo:

Justin Gaertner is a combat wounded U.S. Marine who continues to serve his country as an ICE computer forensics analyst, helping to solve criminal cases and rescue children who have been sexually abused. During one of three combat deployments, including two in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he served as a fire team leader and lead sweeper for IEDs, he was wounded by IEDs resulting in the loss of both legs and other permanent injuries. He is a para-Olympic athlete who has volunteered his time to motivate other wounded warriors and Boston bombing victims.

“Per Gaertner, the tattoo on his left elbow is actually ‘Titan 2,’ the symbol for his platoon while he fought in Afghanistan,” the statement added. “The writing on his right arm is the Spartan Creed which is about protecting family and children.

“Anyone attempting to advance their personal political opinions by baselessly slandering an American hero should be issuing public apologies to Mr. Gaertner and retractions,” the statement concluded.

Actor Ron Perlman has issued an apology but has yet to delete the original post: