30 Jul '16, 2am

Memorial to 1st black @USMC dedicated at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina

Memorial to 1st black @USMC dedicated at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina

Related 5 facts that you didn't know about Montford Point Marines Montford Point Marines forged a pathway for themselves, the Marine Corps and the black community through their dedication to serving the United States and each other. Here’s a list of five interesting facts that you may not have know about these Marines. RALEIGH, N.C. — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. "I'll think about the trials and tribulations we went through to prove that we were good Americans and that we loved our country and were willing to fight for it," said the 88-year-old Spencer, who served 20 years in the Marines and 10 years in the reserves. Spencer is one of 45 Montford Point Marines who planned to attend the dedication of the national Montford Point Mar...

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