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Wassef Ali Hassoun is a Lebanese-American former United States Marine Corps sergeant who was convicted of desertion in 2005. He was born on 1 January, 1980 in Lebanon. Hassoun was raised in a Christian family in Tripoli, Lebanon. He immigrated to the United States in 2000 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2002. He was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and was reported missing in June of that year. He was later found in Lebanon and returned to the United States in July 2004. He was charged with desertion and was convicted in a court-martial in 2005. He was sentenced to one year in prison and a dishonorable discharge. Hassoun is currently 44 years old. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. Hassoun is not known to be in a relationship. Hassoun's family still resides in Lebanon. Hassoun is currently working as a motivational speaker and advocate for veterans' rights. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Hassoun's net worth is estimated to be around $500,000. He has earned his wealth through his career as a motivational speaker and advocate for veterans' rights.

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Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 1 January, 1980
Birthday 1 January
Birthplace Lebanon
Nationality Lebanon

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On February 23, 2015, Hassoun was found guilty of deserting when he disappeared in 2004 and 2005, and was convicted of causing the loss of his service pistol. His sentence amounts to two years and five days after credit for approximately eight months he spent in pretrial confinement. Hassoun also will have his rank reduced, lose his pay and receive a dishonorable discharge as part of the sentence. He was discharged in 2016.


On June 29, 2014, Hassoun was reported to have turned himself in to U.S. authorities on the two charges of desertion.


In a further development, on January 4, 2005, he was again labelled a deserter after failing to return to his base in North Carolina from authorized leave. He reportedly fled to Lebanon.


Al Jazeera broadcast a video of Hassoun on June 27, 2004, blindfolded and with a masked man holding a sword over his head, saying that he had been captured. His "kidnappers" identified themselves as part of "Islamic Response", the security wing of the "National Islamic Resistance" 1920 Revolution Brigades.

On July 3, 2004, Al Jazeera reported that the terrorist group Jaish Ansar al-Sunna had released a statement declaring they had beheaded Hassoun, and their website confirmed this. On July 4 it was reported al-Sunna denied this, and on July 6, Al Jazeera reported receipt of a message he'd been "taken to a safe location" after he promised to desert from the U.S. Marine Corps. On July 7, CNN reported that Hassoun had contacted his family in West Jordan, Utah and Lebanon from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, asking to be picked up at an unspecified location. The Houston Chronicle stated later that afternoon his family, as well as the embassy in question, deny that the telephone call had taken place.

A preliminary result of the U.S. Navy investigation into the activities of Hassoun concluded that he deserted the U.S. Marine Corps on June 21, 2004. In mid-July, he publicly denied desertion.

On December 9, 2004, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that Hassoun would be charged with desertion, larceny and wrongful disposition of military property in connection with his service-issued M9 pistol that disappeared with him and never turned up. If convicted, he faced a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay, and from five to ten years incarceration on each specification.


Wassef Ali Hassoun (Arabic: واصف علي حسون ‎; born January 1, 1980) was a United States Marine who was charged with desertion for leaving his unit and engaging with others in a hoax to make it appear that he had been captured by terrorists on June 19, 2004 while serving in Iraq. Originally listed as having deserted, the Lebanese-born U.S. Marine was then thought to have been taken hostage by Iraqis who were thought to have befriended him.