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    Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal posthumously

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    08.21.2013

    Video by Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez 

    1st Marine Division

    Marines and sailors with the 5th Marine Regiment honored Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder with the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously during a ceremony at the 5th Marines Memorial Garden, Aug. 16,. Elder was among the first African Americans to enlist in the Marine Corps after it was desegregated during 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marines, and Larry Elder, son of Staff Sgt. Elder, speak to a military reporter about the event.

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    Date Taken: 08.21.2013
    Date Posted: 08.21.2013 22:21
    Category: Package
    Video ID: 299363
    VIRIN: 130821-M-PH863-003
    Filename: DOD_100892230
    Length: 00:01:43
    Location: MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 

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