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    Montford Point Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal [Image 3 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

    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.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.16.2013
    Date Posted: 08.16.2013 17:31
    Photo ID: 997349
    VIRIN: 130816-M-XZ121-237
    Resolution: 4705x3137
    Size: 3.51 MB
    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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