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    Morehouse graduate promoted to general, director of Marine Corps Intelligence

    Morehouse graduate promoted to general, director of Marine Corps Intelligence

    TRIANGLE, VA, UNITED STATES

    08.09.2019

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard   

    Marine Corps Recruiting Command           

    Master Gunnery Sgt. Carroll W. Braxton (Ret.) stands next to Melvin G. Carter during a ceremony in which he was promoted to brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, August 9, 2019. Carter grew up in York, Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1985. He was awarded a NROTC Scholarship to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating in 1992. During most of his 34 years of service, Carter has served as a Marine Air Ground Task Force Intelligence Officer and has completed multiple tours overseas in combat zones to include Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, Operations Balkan Justice and Restore Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He will now serve as the Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard)

    Braxton was one of the 20,000 African American Marines who from 1942-1949 received basic training at a segregated facility, Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Braxton served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, seeing action in the battles of Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. He was called back to duty in 1950 during the Korean War where he served as a combat instructor. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1980.

    (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard)

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    Date Taken: 08.09.2019
    Date Posted: 08.10.2019 22:15
    Photo ID: 5658050
    VIRIN: 190809-M-PH073-045
    Resolution: 4913x3275
    Size: 7.65 MB
    Location: TRIANGLE, VA, US 
    Hometown: MANASSAS, VA, US
    Hometown: YORK, PA, US

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    Morehouse graduate promoted to general, director of Marine Corps Intelligence