Court-Martial at Parris Island
The Ribbon Creek Incident
In this definitive account of the Ribbon Creek incident former marine and experienced trial lawyer and judge John C. Stevens III examines the events of that night, the men of Platoon 71, and the fate of Sergeant McKeon. Drawing on personal interviews with key participants and his own extensive courtroom experience, Stevens balances the human side of this story with insights into the court proceedings and the tactics of the prosecution and defense attorney Emile Zola Berman. The resulting narrative is a richly developed account of a horrific episode in American military history and of the complex characters at the heart of this cautionary tale.
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"[A] fascinating look at the episode."—Boston Sunday Herald
"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 as deftly and concisely reconstructed by Stevens."—Columbia State
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