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R.W. “Dick” Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)–1972
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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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