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Heritage Dinner Dance honors Montford Point Marines February 22, 2014 — The legacy of the 20,000 service members who overcame discrimination to train at Montford Point was honored with stirring speeches during the 26th annual Heritage Dinner Dance at the Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Feb. 22. More than 200 guests, including Montford Point Marines Turner G. Blount, F.M. Hooper, Norman Preston MORE
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Heritage Dinner Dance honors Montford Point Marines
Montford Point Marines continue to shape Marine Corps July 16, 2012 — After weathering the tides of racial segregation and war, theirs’ is a tradition of service continuing to shape the future of the Marine Corps.  Approximately 20,000 African-American recruits answered the nation’s call to arms, enlisted in the Marine Corps and passed through the training facilities at Montford Point during World War II. They set in MORE
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Montford Point Marines continue to shape Marine Corps