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Marines and sailors with the 5th Marine Regiment honored Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder with the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously during a ceremony at the 5th Marines Memorial Garden, Aug. 16,. Elder was among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated during 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marines, and Larry Elder, son of Staff Sgt. Elder, speak to a military reporter about the event.


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Date Taken:08.21.2013

Date Posted:08.21.2013 10:21PM

Category:Package

Video ID:299363

VIRIN:130821-M-PH863-003

Filename:DOD_100892230

Length:00:01:43

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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