Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher lashes out at 'coward' platoon

Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has lashed out at the 'coward' members of his former platoon who testified against him at his war crimes trial giving them disparaging nicknames and warning that the real truth is still coming.

Gallagher, a former Special Operations Chief, took aim at members of his former Team 7 Alpha Platoon in a three-minute video he posted on Facebook and Instagram on Monday. 

The 40-year-old unleashed on his former team about a month after previously unseen video emerged of the SEALs being interviewed by naval criminal investigators about Gallagher. 

The SEALs described their platoon leader as 'evil,' 'toxic' and 'perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving' in the footage obtained by The New York Times.

Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher (pictured with wife Andrea) took aim at members of his former Team 7 Alpha Platoon in a three-minute video he posted on Facebook and Instagram on Monday

Retired Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher (pictured with wife Andrea) took aim at members of his former Team 7 Alpha Platoon in a three-minute video he posted on Facebook and Instagram on Monday

The interviews were conducted before Gallagher was charged in September 2018 - and then later acquitted - of war crimes, including the murder of a wounded ISIS fighter in Iraq. 

But now Gallagher has used the same clips of his former platoon members being interviewed by investigators in a video he posted on social media on Monday.

He highlighted the names and ranks of the SEALs alongside their photos - giving some of his platoon members that testified against him nicknames. 

One he refers to as 'Crying Craig Miller' and Joshua Vriens he dubs 'The Joker'. Elsewhere in the video he calls Thomas McNeil 'DJ Tom McNeil'.

Ahead of naming the members of his team, he talks about his case. 

'My entire adult life I've had the honor and privilege of fighting for this country,' Gallagher said in the video.  

'Even though I went to trial, exposed all the lies about me by certain cowards in my platoon and found not guilty, there are those to this day who refuse to accept that fact. 

'The fight to clear my name is not over. 

'The truth has never been fully exposed about what really happened. You may think you know, but you have no idea.

'For those who continue to slander my name, the truth is coming.' 

Gallagher's war crimes case gained national attention after Donald intervened on his behalf despite strong objections from Pentagon leaders who said the president's move could damage the integrity of the military judicial system. 

It comes about a month after previously unseen video emerged of the SEALs being interviewed by naval criminal investigators regarding Gallagher

It comes about a month after previously unseen video emerged of the SEALs being interviewed by naval criminal investigators regarding Gallagher

It comes about a month after previously unseen video emerged of the SEALs being interviewed by naval criminal investigators regarding Gallagher 

The SEALs described their platoon leader as 'evil,' 'toxic' and 'perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving' in the footage obtained by The New York Times

The SEALs described their platoon leader as 'evil,' 'toxic' and 'perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving' in the footage obtained by The New York Times

The SEALs described their platoon leader as 'evil,' 'toxic' and 'perfectly okay with killing anybody that was moving' in the footage obtained by The New York Times 

The footage of the SEALs' interviews was part of a trove of confidential Navy investigative materials that the NYT obtained about the prosecution of Gallagher.

They were all part of the investigative files used in Gallagher's high-profile trial this summer. 

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