The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis

The U S Marine Corps in Crisis In a Marine drill instructor led his recruit platoon on a punitive night march across Ribbon Creek a tidal stream at the Parris Island South Carolina recruit depot Six men drowned and the res

  • Title: The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis
  • Author: Keith Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780872496354
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1956 a Marine drill instructor led his recruit platoon on a punitive night march across Ribbon Creek, a tidal stream at the Parris Island, South Carolina, recruit depot Six men drowned, and the resulting court martial became a national media sensation putting the future of the corps into question Written by a senior historian at the Marine Corps Historical Center, TheIn 1956 a Marine drill instructor led his recruit platoon on a punitive night march across Ribbon Creek, a tidal stream at the Parris Island, South Carolina, recruit depot Six men drowned, and the resulting court martial became a national media sensation putting the future of the corps into question Written by a senior historian at the Marine Corps Historical Center, The U.S Marine Corps in Crisis explores the social, political, and historical context of this tragic moment in U.S military history as a case study in how bureaucratic institutions undertake internal reform and offering a valuable vantage point on tensions in American society during the 1950s.

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