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    104-year-old Montford Point Marine, WWII veteran laid to rest [Image 1 of 6]

    104-year-old Montford Point Marine, WWII veteran laid to rest

    CLARKSBURG, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES

    02.08.2024

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld 

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    A Reverend prays over the casket of U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. John Henry Chaney during his internment service at John Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clarksburg, Maryland, Feb. 8, 2024. Chaney was drafted in the Marine Corps in 1943, becoming one of the legendary Montford Point Marines, the first Black Americans to earn the title. Chaney served in World War II and fought at the harrowing Battle of Iwo Jima. In 2012, Chaney and other Montford Point Marines, were presented the Congressional Gold Medal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)

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    Date Taken: 02.08.2024
    Date Posted: 02.09.2024 16:19
    Photo ID: 8233654
    VIRIN: 240208-M-PY134-1068
    Resolution: 8192x5464
    Size: 13.11 MB
    Location: CLARKSBURG, MARYLAND, US

    Web Views: 49
    Downloads: 1

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