The article claims, ‘U.S. military regulations prohibit religious proselytizing’ (apparently ref. General Order 1A, Part 2, Section J) and a quick search returned this: U.S. Soldiers Launch Campaign to Convert Iraqis to Christianity.
Interestingly, Weistein (in the above article) considers passing out these coins to be a ‘national security breach.’ Yet, I doubt we can honestly associate passing out coins by this soldier with the other soldier's actions of using the Quran as target practice.
This article states: ‘A military statement said "appropriate action" will be taken if the reports are substantiated.’ What exactly would be ‘appropriate action’ I wonder.
Maybe they will just take all of his extra ‘cents’ since apparently he had so much he was giving it all away.