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Update: Soldier caught supporting candidate in uniform

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fort Carson confirms that a soldier dressed in his uniform sat directly behind Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and was in full view on the camera streaming the event.

The name on the uniform is Buckley. Wearing a military uniform to a campaign event is a violation of the Unified Code of Military Justice.

Fort Carson officials did not fully identify the man, but say that he is receiving disciplinary action.  A court martial is a possible outcome for this type of offense, officials did not say if that is what would happen in this situation.

Representatives with the Romeny/Ryan campaign said that they do not know how that man ended up sitting where he was, and that the incident was brought up to them after the event had already started.

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