This blog describes my father's life as a member of the montford point marines these marines were america's first black marines. Written by melton a mclaurin, narrated by adam lazzare white, jd jackson, karole foreman, william harper, daxton edwards, david. The montford point marines are the subject of a documentary written and directed by dr melton mclaurin view tv air dates learn more about the documentary. A hush fell over the audience of current and former marines as two elderly men were seated in the center of the ballroom for all to see woodrow arthur and cleveland. The marines of montford point the marines of montford point, a compelling tale of perseverance and the human spirit it is the true story of the marines of.
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The montford point marines, another group of black servicemen known as the tuskegee airmen and the japanese-american battalions that served in europe,. Pfc burnie w hill, a montford point marine, was posthumously honored with the presentation of the congressional gold medal may 31, 2018 the medal was given to his. This award winning documentary tells the story of the first african americans admitted into the usmc i was the executive. Find great deals on ebay for montford point marines shop with confidence. On the 65th anniversary of executive order which established equality and ended segregation in the armed services, weapons training battalion and.
Here’s the story of the montfort point marines for this reason, the marine corps hastily built a new training area in montford point, nc, near camp lejeune. Twenty years following world war ii, during august 1965, a reunion was organized by a group of enterprising marine veterans and active duty marines from philadelphia. With an executive order from president franklin roosevelt in 1941, the united states marine corps—the last all-white branch of the us military—was forced to.
Montford point marine association chapter 10 & auxiliary the point 148 brynn marr road, jacksonville, nc. The men who reported for duty at camp montford point in august 1942 were the first african americans to serve their nation as marines since the american revolution. The montford point marine memorial is dedicated to all montford point marines and their legacy a dedication ceremony was held on july 29, 2016 to officially open the.
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