U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

RibbonCreek

A small river that flows through Parris Island in an area once used for field training. (background) In 1956, six recruits died while on a training exercise here. Staff Sergeant Matthew McKeon, their Senior Drill Instructor, was courts-martialed and found guilty of negligence and drinking on duty. The investigations that followed highlighted the general practices of maltreatment of recruits and caused extensive revisions in the training program.


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