Court Martial at Parris Island

Author: John C. Stevens
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037030
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The definitive account of a tragic episode in U.S. Marine Corps history and its aftermath

Court martial at Parris Island

Author: John C. Stevens
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
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"On the night of April 8, 1956, marine drill instructor Matthew McKeon led Platoon 71 on a forced march through the backwaters of Parris Island in an effort to restore flagging discipline. Unexpectedly strong currents in Ribbon Creek and an ensuing panic led to the drowning of six recruits. The tragedy of Ribbon Creek and the court-martial of Staff Sergeant McKeon became the subject of sensational national media coverage and put the future of the U.S. Marine Corps in jeopardy." "In this definitive account of the Ribbon Creek incident former marine and experienced trial lawyer and judge John C. Stevens III examines the events of that night, the men of Platoon 71, and the fate of Sergeant McKeon. Drawing on personal interviews with key participants and his own extensive courtroom experience, Stevens balances the human side of this story with insights into the court proceedings and the tactics of the prosecution and defense attorney Emile Zola Berman. The resulting narrative is an account of a horrific episode in American military history and of the complex characters at the heart of this cautionary tale."--BOOK JACKET.

The U S Marine Corps in Crisis

Author: Keith Fleming
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872496354
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'The most recent full-scale study of the Ribbon Creek incident... The book has a longer perspective on the incident than earlier studies, & it includes aids to further research for serious students.'--Booklist.

Parris Island

Author: Eugene Alvarez Ph.D.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629188
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Located near the Palmetto State’s historic city of Beaufort, the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina is one of the world’s most famous military bases. Having trained Marine recruits since World War I, the base is the oldest major post of the Marine Corps. It is also the first base commissioned exclusively to train United States Marines, and therefore may truly be called “The Cradle of the Corps.” Parris Island takes the reader on a visual journey through documented photographs that highlight the base’s touchstones. Before the American Revolution, the island was partially owned by Col. Alexander Parris, who became the island’s namesake. Plantations flourished on Parris Island until the end of the War between the States. A small detachment of Marines first arrived in the late 1800s. It was not until 1915, however, that the Marines arrived for good. Since then, the base has rapidly expanded, first during World War I and more so during World War II. Over the years, much of the physical appearance of the base has changed; yet, through this collection of photographs, former Parris Island Marines will have a chance to relive some of their memories while new recruits can watch the progression of their base unfold.

Parris Island Daze

Author: Bob Shirley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781470173173
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Parris Island Daze: My Drill Instructor was Tougher Than Yours tracks an under-sized eighteen-year-old boy with something to prove, as he guts out one more day of boot camp. His tormentors' Gestapo methods and foul language shock Private Joyce, but he gradually adapts using an irreverent internal dialogue of his perception of each situation. He frequently gets caught smiling and awarded extra instruction, which he sometimes is able to cheat on the count. With the support of his acid wit, buddy Buffalo Butt, salty bulldog Cpl. Winston, and the spirit of legendary Chesty Puller, he is eventually forged into a Marine. "Parris Island Daze is the best book I've ever read on boot camp at Parris Island. I've read every word in the book and even read some aloud to my wife. It's a wonderful, wonderful book that I hope all Marines will read and enjoy. It's great." Former Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator Zell Miller, author of Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned in the Marines. By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Parris Island Daze: My Drill Instructor Was Tougher Than Yours (Paperback) Written by Marine Corps Association member and Parris Island graduate Bob Shirley, Parris Island Daze: My Drill Instructor Was Tougher Than Yours is a tell-it-like-it-is account of what Parris Island (or any other American military boot camp) is really like. Recounting the experience of grueling yet invigorating training, and illustrated with twenty-eight black-and-white boot camp photographs, Parris Island Daze reminisces the forging experience without pulling any punches as to its severity. Parris Island Daze is especially recommended for anyone preparing to join the military, the better to inform them of the hurdle they are about to encounter, as well as the character and manhood-building rewards they can achieve!

Parris Island

Author: Eugene Alvarez
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596292925
Format: PDF
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Here, for the first time, author and former Parris Island drill-instructor Eugene Alvarez records the training and tough physical and mental challenges that have helped to churn thousands of Marines out of Parris Island, South Carolina for nearly a century. Drawn from first-hand accounts of recruits themselves, the memories and recollections in these pages are humorous, sad, profane and enlightening--describing a training program that, on first encounter, often appears insane. But the results are clear: a disciplined Marine with a proud history that he or she carries proudly in peace time or war.

Underdogs

Author: Aaron B. O'Connell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674071468
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The Marine Corps has always considered itself a branch apart. Since 1775 America’s smallest armed service has been suspicious of outsiders and deeply loyal to its traditions. Undying faith in its exceptionalism made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power, but developing this brand did not come without costs.

Making the Corps

Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141654450X
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An inside look at the Marine Corps follows one year in the lives of a single platoon of raw Marine recruits, from their arrival on Parris Island to their first full year as members of the Corps, in a tenth anniversary edition that features a new afterword by the author. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.

Ghosts of the Carolinas

Author: Nancy Roberts
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611173590
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This collection of supernatural tales includes "The Talking Corpse"; "The Hound of Goshen"; "The Ring"; "The Phantom Rider of Bush River"; "The Witch Cat"; "The Gray Man"; "Tsali, the Cherokee Brave"; "The Ghost of Litchfield"; "City of Death"; "Treasure Hunt"; "House of the Opening Door"; "The Ghosts of Hagley"; "Return from the Dead"; "Whistle While You Haunt"; "The Brown Mountain Lights"; "Alice of the Hermitage"; "The Night the Spirits Called"; and "Swamp Girl".

Meltdown in Haditha

Author: Kenneth F. Englade
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497343
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In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a U.S. Marine squad en route to Haditha with an improvised explosive device (IED). One Marine died and two others were wounded. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including an elderly couple, four women and six children. It was the worst incident of its kind in the Iraq War. Thirteen months later, four officers and four enlisted men were accused of crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to murder. The legal proceedings dragged on for five years, longer than any in U.S. military history. The only conviction was that of an NCO who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Unlike other legal actions conducted during the 60-year history of the present military justice system, these proceedings were held mostly in secret. This book investigates the tactics adopted by Marine Corps commanders and the ineptness of the proceedings, which raise serious questions about the need for reform of the Code of Military Justice.