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It will be interesting to see what punishment Felix receives ....

Posted By: Stimer
Date: Saturday - November 11,2017 10:47

In Response To: Convicted DI was "drunk on power, & sometimes Fireball whiskey". . . (LongGone)

Calley received a slap-on-the-wrist for committing mass murder. Bergdahl received a BCD for desertion.

Source: Wikipedia

"The Ribbon Creek incident occurred on the night of April 8, 1956, 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 recruits. McKeon was found guilty of possession and use of alcoholic beverage."

"The Secretary of the Navy eventually reduced the sentence to three months in the brig and reduction to private, but with no discharge or fine. McKeon then returned to active duty, but he never regained his former rank and was medically retired in 1959 as a corporal because of a back injury."

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After McKeon was released from the brig he was assigned to my squadron (VMF-312) at MCAS CPNC. He became the squadron "training NCO." He bunked in my squad bay and stayed pretty much to himself.

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On this day we celebrate the 242th Birthday of our beloved CORPS. . . (views: 13)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Friday - November 10,2017 05:24
A 242nd "Happy Birthday" to all Marines .... (views: 9)
Stimer -- Friday - November 10,2017 09:31
Convicted DI was "drunk on power, & sometimes Fireball whiskey". . . (views: 16)
LongGone -- Friday - November 10,2017 11:06
It will be interesting to see what punishment Felix receives .... (views: 17)
Stimer -- Saturday - November 11,2017 10:47
10 years in prison, forfeit pay, demoted 2 private (from E7) & given a dishon discharge. . . *NM* (views: 4)
LongGone -- Saturday - November 11,2017 11:26
Hmmmmm !! .... Compare that to mass murderer Calley's sentence ... *NM* (views: 4)
Stimer -- Saturday - November 11,2017 11:30
And to SSgt Matthew McKeon - 6 died on his watch ... *NM* (views: 5)
Stimer -- Saturday - November 11,2017 12:55
The...ID all these Marines. . . (views: 10)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Friday - November 10,2017 13:33
Also, Lee Marvin, Jonathan Winters, John Glenn, Senator James Baker, Steve McQueen, Ed McMahon, Hugh O'Brian, Buddy Rich ..... and hundreds more ... *NM* (views: 4)
Stimer -- Saturday - November 11,2017 10:57
On this day - I also wish all a Happy Marine Corps Birthday (views: 15)
Retired Mustang -- Friday - November 10,2017 15:54
And a Happy USMC Birthday to you .... (views: 11)
Stimer -- Saturday - November 11,2017 10:32

 

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