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    Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously [Image 1 of 5]

    Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    08.16.2013

    Photo by Sgt. Jacob Harrer 

    1st Marine Division

    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.

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    Date Taken: 08.16.2013
    Date Posted: 08.19.2013 20:48
    Photo ID: 998693
    VIRIN: 130816-M-XZ121-241
    Resolution: 3456x5184
    Size: 1.97 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 
    Hometown: MORENO VALLEY, CA, US

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