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P.L. 112-59, To grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines (1 comment ↓ | 6 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 2447 would grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines.

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Mark Jones

October 25, 2011, 10:45am (report abuse)

These men answered our nation's call at a time when our society was deeply divided along racial lines.

And as such, many of their contributions went unrecognized and many times they were not given the respect

nor recognition they so deserved as Marines, as Americans, and as patriots. My father is one of the few

original Montford Point Marines still living, and he and the other Montford Point Marines helped to pave

the way for all minorities in the Marine Corps today. These trailblazers crossed the threshold to fight

not only the enemy they were soon to know overseas, but were forced to endure the enemy of racism and

segregation in their own country. This is a long overdue award and is a travisty that it has not been passed in recent years. Congress needs to stand up and recognize, recognize that all these men were in a country that hated and dispised them for wanting to fight for what this country is supposed to be all about.

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