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Court-Martial at Parris Island : The Ribbon Creek Incident
by John C. III Stevens


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781570037030
  • ISBN-10: 1570037035
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: May 2007
  • Page Count: 188
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


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