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Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously

Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously for his service as a Montford Point Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated during 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. His sons, Larry and Kirk Elder, received the nation’s highest award to civilians on his behalf. During 2011, Congress unanimously voted to award the medal collectively to all Montford Point Marines.



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This work, Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously [Image 1 of 5], by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.16.2013

Date Posted:08.19.2013 20:37

Photo ID:998693

VIRIN:130816-M-XZ121-241

Resolution:3456x5184

Size:1.97 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:MORENO VALLEY, CA, US

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