The 8th & I Reunion Association

An organization of Marines
who served at
Marine Barracks
8th & I Streets, S.E.,
Washington D.C.

Authors of 8th and I Reunion Association


Several members have published material that is very interesting reading. These include books, articles in Leatherneck,
published newspapers and magazine articles, and a Poem written for the 8th & I Marine. If you are interested in reading them contact the author or let an
Officer know, and you will get a copy. The following is the list.

1. "The Secret of Camp David" a book written by Don Keelan.

2. " Cassandra Spoke" an article published in the American Heritage (April 1998) by Stephen DeBock . An article written about JFK.

3. " In The Beginning" an article published in Leatherneck (Oct. 1988) by Retired MGySgt. James W. Carmickle. The first year of the USMC Drill Team.

4. An Autobiography by Retired Capt. Ron Burton, "My Life and Adventures in the United States Marine Corps 1952-1974.

5. A Poem "The Marines of 8th & I", authored by Boyce Clark for all Marines who were stationed at the Barracks.

6. An article published in Leatherneck (August 1988) , "Marines of Building #58"

7. An Article published in Reminsce (January/February 2000),by John James , a former Marine stationed at "Shangri-La" titled , "Assignment to Shangri-La"

For all interested members who have a particular incident or historical occurrence that you want to share with us on the website, e-mail it to webmaster at



1. Jim Bathurst, Col, USMC (Ret) - We'll All Die As Marines - One Marines Journey from Private to Colonel

I have severed relationships with my POD publisher; however, before doing so I purchased a large quantity of the hard cover edition. So, the only place one can purchase a copy is from me.
I sell the hard cover personally inscribed and signed for $30, and I eat the postage. Additionally, since so much has happened since the book was published, and so many of my heroes, mentors,
and godfathers have passed, I am working on updating it. This has proven more difficult than I expected since their memories have slowed my efforts to a crawl so I know not if I will complete the
task before I am called to guard the streets. I can be contacted @ sgt-b @

2. Stephen M. DeBock, 3dPlt, Ceremonial Guard Co., 1960-62.

The Pentacle Pendant
(contemporary horror, woman werewolf)

Morgen (e-publication, paranormal romance)

The Bridge Between Worlds
(e-publication, sci-fi adventure in the Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition)

3. Frederick Fenwick, Marine Barracks 8th & I - 1977-1980 - Lasting Visions Book Series

4. Andrew R. Finlayson, Colonel, USMC (Re.t) - Killer Kane -A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967–1968 (Due out August 2013)

5. Major William F. Lee, Ret'd, USMC (8th & "I"; 1962-1965) - Novels written and published between 2004 and 2017:

The Bottom of the List
The Light Side of Damnation
The Boys in Blue White Dress
Home is a Long Time Ago
Ded Reckoning

All My Heroes Are Gone;
Brown Posey Press, An imprint of Sunbury Press, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA, Copyright 2017 by William F. Lee

NOTE: This is a wonderful read (life's journey) that you will likely be able to relate to! Contact "Tracks" at WFLee631 @ if you would like to obtain an autographed copy of his book,
"All My Heroes Are Gone".

Short Story: Published in "Pathwork Path -- Dad's Bowties". My Story: The Reincarnation of Bernarr

6. Marine Col. Donald "Mustang" Myers, S3, 1969-73 and CO, 1985-88 - Leadership Defined

7. Harold "Skip" Quant, Ceremonial Guard Company, 1968-1970 - Death is a Serious Business

8. Isaac "Ike" Rucker, MCI Company, 1949-1951:

No. 1: "The Easy Side of Hard Times" about life in the mid/late 1930s in East Tenn, my uncle being the central character.

No. 2: "WW 11 Sabotage. Target America." This story was inspired by the Honorary Secretary of the Dempster Dumpster Corp - a story she related to me about the

FBI tracking suspected saboteurs in the vicinity of Gatlingburg, TN during WW 11. The central character in the above book is brought back into this story.

No. 3: "A Blessed Life." This book is a Biography about my life - service in the FBI, the Marine Corps, civilian jobs including 17 years in the space program,

6 1/2 years in Africa, almost 2 years in Italy (NATO Contract) and my retirement years in NJ.

No. 4: "The Last Hero of WW 1" being a story about my father who was a veteran of WW 1. It is a historical fiction story - containing several stories I recall
my father telling during my teen years

9. Terry Shows, 8th & I, 1982-85 - The Marines of 8th and I

10. Sgt. Maj. Wentworth Xavier ("Pat") Durkee, 8th & I, MCI Company, 1954-1955 / USMC 1942-1968, Hartwell, GA.

Book: An American Life Through Peace And War , printed by LifeSprings Resources, Franklin Springs, GA.

NOTE: Pat is a combat veteran of WWll, Korea, and Vietnam.


Author: 8th & I Marine Rev. Gerald Watford, Presidential Security Company 1981-1982, Columbia, SC, .

Publisher: Ambassador International, Emerald House, Greenville, SC 29609....

12. Jim Ehrat served 8th & I, 75-78, Corporal of the Guard and E Club asst manager"

Twin Revenge

To Kill A King

13. John Eastman's novel, Verdict! In Search Of A Crime

Click here for the novel Verdict! In Search Of A Crime

Submitted by John Eastman - 8th & I, Ceremonial Guard Company, Silent Drill Platoon, 1965, Beaver Falls, PA

14. Terrorist Quest for Power”    This is a story of international intrigue, suspense and drama.

Tom Ryan, Ceremonial Guard Company, 3rd Platoon Leader and C.O. of MCI Company, 1959-1963

15. Frank McCarthy's book, LIMA-3 AND THE MUSTANG GRUNT

I have also ordered several hundred copies for book signings. If you prefer a signed copy send me the necessary mailing information required within the web page.

Submitted by 8th & I Marine Frank "Mustang" McCarthy, Ceremonial Guard Company, 3rd Platoon / Silent Drill Platoon, 1956-1959, Vietnam veteran, Conway, NH

16. Fred Terling novel: Star Trek: Maiden Voyage. It dropped May 30, 2022. It is my first of two this year. Olath's Bride is my second, a horror novel set in the 70s.
Info on that is also on my website

Fred Terling, 8th and I, 1983-1985

17. This is my second novel of the year and my FIRST major release ever, at the ripe old age of 58. It is the first in a series of these characters,
which will continue for 3 books presently, but perhaps more based on reception. In any event, anything else you need from me, please ask. Here is the information requested.
I'm also attaching the cover as it came out so cool!

Fred Terling, A Company, 1983 - 1985.

Title: Olath's Bride
Genre: Fiction - Horror/Thriller
Format: Softcover, Hardback, eBook
Colt Sturgess is hell-bent on a mission of revenge. A trail of abandoned towns leads him to a group of travelling body harvesters seeking eternal life.
Along the way, he meets four people and a team of mercenaries who will alter his perspective. The reluctant hero must first face a mad professor, ghouls, demented twins,
a charnel house of reanimated flesh, and himself before making the ultimate choice. Set in 1978 in the fictional town of Kinston, Olath's Bride is full of nostalgia,
rich characters, and a dark love story that literally transcends time.


Barnes & Noble Link

18. Stephen M Debock: The Second Time Around: When Love is Lovelier


Members: If you have published a book send in your information to the Webmaster and we will post it here.
(Send Name, Time at 8th and I, Name of Book and Link to it if you have one.)

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