Montford Point Marines Tell Their Story

The first African-American Marines talk about their experiences.


The black soldiers of Montford Point -- the first admitted into the U.S. Marines -- have not received the same level of recognition as their World War II counterparts, the Tuskegee Airmen. Until now.

Wednesday, Congress voted to award the Montford Point Marines the Congressional Gold Medal, the country's highest civilian honor. Admitted to the Marine Corps after President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered all branches of the armed forces to accept blacks, the Montford Point Marines endured untold hardships as they trained in the segregated North Carolina facility. Some of the surviving Marines talk about the experiences in the video below.

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