Monday, September 24, 2012

Friends of the UNCG Libraries Sponsor Screening of Documentary Film, Semper Fi, Always Faithful

Jerry Ensminger is an American hero to many.   His service to his country is inspiring, and his belief in his adherence to the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fi, meaning "always faithful" has been unswerving. 

Jerry served as a master sergeant in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune North Carolina, where he and his family were exposed to lethal levels of toxins in the drinking water on the base.  His daughter Janey died of childhood leukemia at age nine.  Since hearing  initial news reports about the contamination of Camp Lejeune in 1997, Jerry has spent 15 years advocating for justice due to Marines and their families as a result of this exposure. 

On Monday, October 22 at 7 pm in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG campus, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries will present a screening of Semper Fi: Always Faithful, a documentary film by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon about Jerry’s story.  We do so to help inform the public about the tragedy at Camp Lejeune, and to present the compelling story of what tenacious and commited individuals can do to advance the cause of justice in the American political system.

Mr. Ensminger will be present to lead our presentation of the film.  Please join us for what promises to be a sobering and informative evening, examining an issue with repercussions for the more than 1 million persons believe to have been exposed to these toxins between 1957 through 1987 at a Marine base in our own state, a tragedy that may have even wider repercussions than we now know.

Please be with us for this free screening and discussion.  Complimentary parking will be available in the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck.


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