Guest, Jerry Ensminger

Guest Name: 
Jerry Ensminger
Guest Occupation: 
Marine Corps veteran and co-founder of "The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten"
Guest Biography: 

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.  Jerry's mission was then to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to their motto to the thousands of Marines and their families exposed to toxic chemicals.  His fight reveals a grave injustice at Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country.  He is a co-founder of the activist group, "The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten." See http://tftptf.com.