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Court-martial at Parris Island

the Ribbon Creek incident

by John C. Stevens

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Carolina,
  • Parris Island.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • McKeon, Matthew -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
    • United States. Marine Corps.,
    • Trials (Military offenses) -- South Carolina -- Parris Island.,
    • Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-178) and index.

      StatementJohn C. Stevens, III.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF7654.5.M38 S74 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 184 p. :
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL383853M
      ISBN 101557508143
      LC Control Number98046368
      OCLC/WorldCa40193551

      recommended he be tried by general court-martial. Commandant of the Marine Corps General Randolph McCall Pate felt that the Marine Corps itself was on trial in a moral sense for the death of the six recruits and believed that a reorganization of training procedures and . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident by John C. Stevens (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(1).

        The Marine Corps made a change to a court-martial scheduled to overlap the anniversary of the death of a former trainee. Marines Made Key Change to Parris Island Officer's Court-Martial | A former Parris Island battalion commander will face a general court-martial on charges stemming from incidents leading up to the death of Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui last year.

      Court-Martial at Parris Island | On the night of April 8, , 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 Brand: University of South Carolina Press. Matthew McKeon died on Novem , at the age of John C. Stevens wrote a book about the Ribbon Creek incident called Court Martial At Parris Island. He tracked down and interviewed many of McKeon's recruits. Stevens pointed out that, with one exception, all of them spoke in favorable terms about their former drill instructor.


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"Court-Martial at Parris Island has the brisk suspense of a John Grisham thriller with characters even more enthralling."―Wilmington (N.C.) Sunday Star-News "Court-Martial at Parris Island carefully sets the record straight, for the first time The clash of personalities, the courtroom drama, and the issues make for fascinating reading /5(28).

Court-Martial at Parris Island book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A revealing look at the tragic drowning of Marine rec 4/5.

The book follows the ordeal of Matthew McKeon from his immediate arrest and public condemnation by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, through a court of inquiry and then a general court-martial.

The author is a retired judge of the family and probate court in Essex, Massachusetts, and also a former Marine who went through boot camp in Parris /5.

Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Court-martial at Parris Island book Incident, by John C. Stevens III, Naval Institute Press), $ The drowning of six marines during a training exercise at Parris Island, South Carolina, created a national media sensation and exposed boot camp procedures that included routine slapping of recruits by drill instructors who drank on : Ehoward.

The book follows the ordeal of Matthew McKeon from his immediate arrest and public condemnation by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, through a court of inquiry and then a general court-martial. The author is a retired judge of the family and probate court in Essex, Massachusetts, and also a former Marine who went through boot camp in Parris 5/5(5).

The Ribbon Creek incident occurred on the night of April 8,when Staff Sergeant Matthew McKeon, a junior drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, marched his assigned platoon into Ribbon Creek, a swampy tidal creek. The incident resulted in the deaths of six US Marine Corps was found guilty of possession and use of an alcoholic Date: April 8,   This book is the story of that night, the recruits of Plat and especially Staff Sergeant McKeon and his court-martial.

The Ribbon Creek Incident, as it came to be called, rapidly escalated into a national news story, replete with tabloid : John C. Stevens. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. -- Editor's Note: In addition to the interviews, factual information for this article was gathered from "Court-Martial at Parris Island", by John C.

Stevens III, and "The U.S. Marine Corps in Crisis", by Keith Fleming. Though the waters of Ribbon Creek now run still, Parris Island still feels the ripples from April 8,   Gy. Sgt. Joseph Felix’s court-martial starts Monday, Oct.

30,at Camp Lejeune. The Parris Island drill instructor supervised Raheel Siddiqui. Marines court martial Parris Island boot camp Author: Wade Livingston. Court-Martial at Parris Island – The Ribbon Creek Incident By John C.

Stevens III Not a suggestion regarding Stevens excellent and objective text, but I have always disliked books or reviews that require one to try and unravel a writer’s or reviewer’s point of view.

Sometimes aFile Size: 39KB. John C. Stevens III, a retired Massachusetts trial court judge, was a practicing attorney for more than twenty-five Stevens is a graduate of Brown University and Suffolk University Law School and a contributing author for the Massachusetts Family Law spent the summer of as a Parris Island recruit and experienced firsthand the aftermath of the Ribbon Creek drownings Brand: University of South Carolina Press.

: Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident (Non Series) () by Stevens, John C. III; Stevens III, John C. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(21).

"Court Martial at Parris Island," though far too breezily written for so weighty a subject, bogs down repeatedly in trial-evidence minutiae. And how many times can McKeon's attorney be described as "clever" before the word ceases to have meaning.

Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse/5(24). Get this from a library. Court-martial at Parris Island: the Ribbon Creek incident. [John C Stevens] -- This book is the story of the night when drill instructor Matthew McKeon led Platoon 71 on a forced night march to restore flagging discipline, and six men drowned.

The incident rapidly escalated. On the night of April 8,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. : Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident () by Stevens, John C.

and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(21). A former Parris Island training battalion commander was arraigned Wednesday ahead of his court-martial for charges stemming from events that culminated in the death of a recruit last year.

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Forty years after Ribbon Creek, when Stevens met with McKeon in writing his book, "Court-Martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident," tears rolled down his aging cheeks.

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Printer Friendly. 24, articles and books. Periodicals Literature. A high-ranking officer who once led the training battalion at the center of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island hazing scandal will face trial in the military’s highest court.Matthew McKeon (Octo – Novem ) was a Corporal who had once been a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who gained notoriety during the Ribbon Creek incident which occurred at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on April 8, He was also a combat veteran of World War II and the Korean WarBattles/wars: World War II, Korean War, Battle of Chosin.

Stevens, who now lives in Beaufort, knows Ribbon Creek’s historical significance to the Corps — he wrote “Court-martial at Parris Island: The Ribbon Creek Incident.” The tragedy’s heft.