Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Montford Point Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. His sons, Larry and Kirk Elder, received the nation's highest award to civilians on his behalf. Pictured left to right: Col. Jason Q. Bohm, 5th Marine Regiment commanding officer, Larry Elder, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California 48th District, Kirk Elder, and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, 5th Marine Regiment sergeant major.
|Date Posted:||08.16.2013 17:31|
|Location:||CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US|
|Hometown:||LAREDO, TX, US|
|Hometown:||LOS ANGELES, CA, US|
|Hometown:||MORENO VALLEY, CA, US|
|Hometown:||OYSTER BAY, NY, US|
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