Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously for his service as a Montford Point Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated during 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. His sons, Larry and Kirk Elder, received the nation’s highest award to civilians on his behalf. During 2011, Congress unanimously voted to award the medal collectively to all Montford Point Marines.
|Date Posted:||08.19.2013 20:48|
|Location:||MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US|
|Hometown:||MORENO VALLEY, CA, US|
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