In SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL, Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger reveals the Marine Corps' cover-up at Camp Lejeune of one of the largest water contamination incidents in US history.

President Obama Signs Bill Helping Lejeune Water Victims

Camp Lejeune Family Member Program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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.

The Department of Defense is the United States' largest polluter. SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL is a timely and sobering story of the betrayal of US soldiers and is a call to action for more environmental oversight of military sites.

76 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon
Producers: Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Executive Producers: Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand
Cinematographer: Tony Hardmon
Editor: Purcell Carson
Composers: Ivor Guest, Robert Logan
A Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc. Production


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"At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is coming under attack
for 'over-regulation', the film stands as a testimony to what happens when the
public's health is neither protected nor considered

Marcia Yerman, Huffington Post


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