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Montfort Point Marines recognized at last

The nation’s first black Marines, who trained in a segregated camp at Montfort Point, N.C., were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal

By Todd Spangler - Detroit Free Press
Posted : Wednesday Jun 27, 2012 18:14:05 EDT

The ravages of age — the failing eyesight, the shuffling gaits, the graying hair — couldn’t hide the valor and pride, not to mention the surprise, of the nation’s first black Marines, at long last receiving their just due from Congress.

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