A Deadly Walk In The Swamp, by Gene Ervin

Posted: August 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ HEY! NO MORE PC, REMEMBER? ~AMERICA CANNOT BE GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY) EXPOSED, AND THE SWAMP FLUSHED! -POTUS .45 TRUMP COCKED and LOCKED!.....-ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN--IF WE CAN KEEP HIM! ~ Illegitimi non carborundum...

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By

R.W. “Dick” Gaines

GnySgt USMC (Ret.)

1952 (Plt #437)–1972

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MEMORIES

On this day, 45 years ago. Gene Ervin was a Marine recruit on Parris Island. During a night march, something that was never supposed to happen to Marines happened. This is the story of six young Marines and a shock to the nation.

A Deadly Walk in the Swamp

By Gene Ervin

SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL

The year is 1956 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, off the coast of South Carolina.

I arrived with other recruits by train from Connecticut. When Marine sergeants took us across that imaginary Mason-Dixon Line, time took a step backward.

There was an ever-present uneasiness on that 18-hour ride through the rural South where white people drank water from different fountains and used separate bathrooms from the blacks.

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