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    Montford Point Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal [Image 5 of 5]

    Montford Point Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    08.16.2013

    Photo by Sgt. Jacob Harrer 

    1st Marine Division

    Larry and Kirk Elder, sons of Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder, receive the Congressional Gold Medal on his behalf from U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California 48th District, during an award ceremony here, Aug. 16, 2013. Staff Sgt. Elder was a Montford Point Marine, one of 20,000 African American recruits to enlist in the Marine Corps shortly after it was desegregated in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. The Marines attended recruit training at Montford Point, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and served during World War II, as well as Korea and Vietnam.

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    Date Taken: 08.16.2013
    Date Posted: 08.16.2013 17:30
    Photo ID: 997347
    VIRIN: 130816-M-XZ121-109
    Resolution: 4735x3157
    Size: 3.88 MB
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 
    Hometown: LOS ANGELES, CA, US
    Hometown: MORENO VALLEY, CA, US
    Hometown: OYSTER BAY, NY, US

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