Historical records matching Donald Francis O'Shea
About Donald Francis O'Shea
Died in the "Ribbon Creek Incident." There is a family videorecording of sister, Terry Perez, recounting the story.
"Birth: Mar. 23, 1938 Death: Apr. 8, 1956 Beaufort County South Carolina, USA
US Marine Corps Veteran
A Co, 3rd Bn, Plt 71
The Ribbon Creek incident is the most common term for events which 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 United States Marine Corps recruits. McKeon was found guilty of possession and use of alcoholic beverage." (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=374305&GRid=108410474&)
Google turns up numerous other reports on the death. There is also a book by John C. Stevens: Court-martial at Parris Island: the Ribbon Creek incident