Video: Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously
Video by Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez
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.