RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The award-winning documentary about the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune is getting a showing in Raleigh that includes a tribute to the Bladen County man who led the fight to disclose information about the contamination.
“Semper Fi: Always Faithful” will be shown Tuesday evening in the auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of History. Democratic US Rep. Brad Miller and Republican Sen. Richard Burr will give remarks and pay tribute to Jerry Ensminger, whose daughter was 9-years-old when she died of leukemia.
Ensminger, who lives in Elizabethtown, has led the fight to get details about the contamination and get health care for Marines stationed at the base and their families. President Obama signed the Janey Ensminger Act Monday after Congress passed it last week.
The film chronicles Ensminger’s quest to uncover the groundwater contamination.
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