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A death of a Parris Island recruit causes Marine shakeup

Here is the story link Excerpt follows from NBC-TV.


he death of a young recruit at the Marine Corps’ vaunted Parris Island training camp has triggered a broad investigation into hazing and abuse, the corps said Thursday.

The probe, launched following Raheel Siddiqui’s March 18 death, has so far led to allegations against 15 drill instructors and other ranking officers at the South Carolina facility. The activity includes “potential violations of Marine Corps orders to include hazing, physical abuse, assault and failure of supervision,” the Marine Training and Education Command said in a statement.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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