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Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 April 2011 (USA)
Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the "Corps" and was responsible for indoctrinating ... See full summary »
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Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the "Corps" and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or "Always Faithful". When Jerry's nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to the shocking discovery of a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. Semper Fi: Always Faithful follows Jerry's mission to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to their motto to the thousands of soldiers and their families exposed to toxic chemicals. His fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country. Written by Rachel Libert

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8 March 2015 | by Joe_schuylerSee all my reviews

Roedy's comment display's a fundamental lack of understanding of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as all military service. Per his comments about the movie being boring: that is an individual opinion that I don't agree with. However, his comments regarding the motivations of service members, why they signed up, or that their decision to serve should make their children suffer (unsympathetically) is beyond revolting.

Roedy has a deep ignorance of the motivation of military members to serve. I, like many of my fellow Marines, felt a calling to serve, to protect our country, our constitution, and our fellow citizens. I wanted to ensure that we, our children, and their children, would continue to enjoy the freedoms that we were blessed with.

There is a big difference between being shot at or being exposed to chemical weapons from the enemy vs. being unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals stateside. It's even worse when leaders that you put your faith in break that trust by hiding the facts for years. This movie helps show this injustice, and helps many Marines and their families understand what happened to them.


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