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Montford Point Marines

Former Montford Point Marines visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Aug. 27. The visit is part of a several day celebration of the 69th anniversary of Montford Point. Montford Point was a racially segregated Marine Corps training facility near Camp Lejeuene, N.C., which operated from 1942-1949. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Purschwitz/Released)



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This work, Montford Point Marines [Image 144 of 204], by James Purschwitz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.27.2011

Date Posted:08.30.2011 09:43

Photo ID:449695

VIRIN:110827-M-YD124-003

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:2.54 MB

Location:TRIANGLE, VA, USGlobe

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