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The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis: Ribbon Creek and Recruit Training

The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis: Ribbon Creek and Recruit Training (Paperback)

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This book describes the history of a tragic event in USMC history and of how its impact led to reforms. 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, ""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.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesNaval forces & warfare Publisher: University of South Carolina Press Publication Date: 15/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9781570038846  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Keith Fleming holds a Ph.D. in American military history from Ohio State University. He is a retired U.S. Marine officer who commanded a rifle platoon in the U.S. intervention in the Domincan Republic in 1965 and the following year assumed command of a rifle company in the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam.

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