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    African American History Month

    African American History Month

    Info graphic reads, “African American History Month – All Marines have earned their place in a culture of fighting to win. Within their epic legacy, the Marines have consistently been ready when the nation was not, past and present. Let us remember the Marines who came before us. – Montford Point Marines were the first recruits of African Americans to be trained at Montford Point, North Carolina, Aug. 26, 1942. – James Anderson Jr., the first African American Medal of Honor recipient in the Marine Corps, sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body in Cam Lo, Vietnam, Feb. 8, 1967. – Frank E. Petersen, the first African American Marine Corps aviator and Marine Corps general officer. – The graphics are a Montford Point Marine Coin and the three photos of the Marines. The first photo is of Marines at Montford Point, the second is of James Anderson Jr., and the last photo is of Frank E. Petersen. This info graphic was designed as recognition of African American History in the month of February 2018. This info graphic was designed on January 29, 2017 at Office of Communication, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Ca. and intended for use by any U.S. Marine Corps units or installations. (U.S. Marine Corps graphics by Corporal Rebekkah Proctor)

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    GRAPHIC INFO

    Date Taken: 01.29.2018
    Graphic ID: 2161
    VIRIN: 180129-M-EV187-001
    Size: 3.68 MB

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