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Montford Point Marines continue to shape Marine Corps

Dr. James T. Averhart (Right), National President of the Montford Point Marine Association, stands beside one of the recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the nation’s highest honors, as he signs a book documenting the accomplishments of the Montford Point Marines during a ceremony aboard Camp Johnson, N.C., June 30. The ground-breaking accomplishments of the Montford Point Marines and their continued contributions to the Marine Corps helped shape the face of the Corps today.



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This work, Montford Point Marines continue to shape Marine Corps [Image 3 of 3], by LCpl Nikki Phongsisattanak, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.30.2012

Date Posted:07.16.2012 15:24

Photo ID:625851

VIRIN:120630-M-GL246-188

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:4.2 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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