The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
I am a symbol inanimate the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.  Words too are symbols, inanimate but capable of conveying thoughts and ideas.  For those who wear me and to those who see you wearing me, I represent and express a tradition, an ideal and a noble legacy of combat valor and esprit unequaled by any other fighting force in the world.  I exemplify those qualities rarely voiced today – Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to duty.  It matters not what brought you to my banner.  It matters only that you wear me as your emblem and put forth the best within you- Semper Fidelis is a two word summary of a way of life.    It is then that I am no longer inanimate, no longer a symbol, I am, through you, the physical embodiment of Patriotism, Courage and Devotion to Duty.  In body, fact and spirit – I am a Marine.
 

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1On behalf of the Montford Pointers, welcome and thank you, we are pleased to continually provide a quality and professional service of the Montford Point Marine Association to all. Keeping with preserving the legacy of the first African American Marines that have joined the Marine Corps during WWII. We welcome your contribution of comments or request. We further encourage you to look around the site and extend a welcoming invitation to all. If you are interested in becoming a member click on this link fill out the application and mail it to us. Semper Fi!

James Carr
MPMA, Inc. National Vice President

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Name: Cynthia House

Email Address: MGySgtHouse@gmail.com

How did you learn of this site: Member

Please provide your Comment: As a member of the Montford Point Marine Association, Mobile AL chapter #33, I've been on the site countless numbers of time. But I've never signed the guest book nor read any of the postings. Glad I did. Some of the comments actually give me chills. I am so very proud to walk in the footsteps of men who are nothing less than HEROES. It is my honor -no, my DUTY- to preserve their legacy. Semper Fi

Date/Time: 2014-03-23 14:25:52 PDT

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Name: Hubert H.Hatchett,jr PhD-SSGTE-6(59-66)

Email Address: usmc1833310@sbcglobal.net

How did you learn of this site: Member

Please provide your Comment: The Web site is vastly growing and looking better each time I visit,keep up the great work. Semper Fi

Date/Time: 2014-02-18 11:35:01

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Name: Pastor Jerline B Shuman

Email Address: shu@pemtelco.net

How did you learn of this site: Research

Please provide your Comment: I did not know this information about you all.

Date/Time: 2014-02-07 10:03:04 PST

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Name: Veronica Jarvis

Email Address: vjarvislj@gmail.com

How did you learn of this site: Family Member of Montford Point Marine

Please provide your Comment: I am a biological niece of Nelse Taylor. Nelson Taylor raised my father Jimmy Jarvis, thus considered as a grandfather to me, and is who that served proudly as a Montfort Point Marine, and received the Congressional Gold medal in December 2012. I just want to extend a THANK YOU, for implementing this project and recognizing our black men, who are indeed a legacy that served our country well!!!

Nelson 'Nelse' Taylor passed January 21, 2014. May God continue to bless

you all!!! Sincerely, Veronica Jarvis

Date/Time: 2014-02-04 06:12:31 PST

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Name: Cpl Malcolm S. Brown

Email Address: general5120@bellsouth.net

How did you learn of this site: Research Please provide your Comment: I took the Teletype operators class at Montford Point in 1972.

Date/Time: 2013-12-26 16:14:28 PST

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Name: denise wilson haughton

Email Address: denise.whaughton@verizon.net

How did you learn of this site: Friend Please provide your Comment: Learner of site from a co-worker now deceased and member of Montiford Point Marines Assoc. and my sister who is an associate member. This is a beautiful website with superb information and history. Our youth need to be informed about this site. Thank you for your service.

Date/Time: 2013-11-16 16:25:49 PST

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Name: Charles A. Keller Jr.

Email Address: cakjfk4246@twc.com

How did you learn of this site: Research Please provide your Comment: I heard of the Montfort Point Marines through the Marine Corp League. I spent 1 year at Montfort Point when I came back from overseas. I was in 2ND Recon Battalion in 1963. They were the same barrages that was there when you went to boot camp. I was a Cpl. SIMPER FI May God bless, Charles A. Keller Jr.

Date/Time: 2013-11-04 20:56:59 PST

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Name: Ms. Shawn R. Mills

Email Address: Lilmillsforlife@yahoo.com

How did you learn of this site: Friend Please provide your Comment: I am happy that Project Ujima is bringing this history to us. Thank you all! Keeping The Montford Point Marines History Alive.

Date/Time: 2013-09-26 12:24:19 PDT

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Name: Eddie L Kemp Sr

Email Address: eddiekempsr@yahoo.com

How did you learn of this site: Member

Please provide your Comment: Met a member in Shreveport, LA Labor day weekend and wanted to learn or know more about those Marines and this organization.

Date/Time: 2013-09-03 16:48:57 PDT

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Name: Angela Burks Fulgham

Email Address: alxnryn@yahoo.com

How did you learn of this site: Family Member of Montford Point Marine

Please provide your Comment: Very nice web site. Continue doing the work that you do. My dad is a vet of WW II, Hubert Burks, Chicago Chapter. He is an active participant and has passed his volunteer efforts to veterans down to his grand-children. Even the youngest who are now 15 y.o. Best of luck. Sempre Fidelis (right?)

Date/Time: 2013-07-13 09:18:00 PDT

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Name: Kenneth W.Scruggs Sr.

Email Address: Chardonnay93@Comcast.net

How did you learn of this site: Member

Please provide your Comment: I srved in the Marines during the Viets nam conflict.I was dischard from the service in January 1970 at Camp Lejuene.N.C.

Date/Time: 2013-06-09 15:49:09 PDT

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Name: David Palmer

Email Address: david@gmail.com

How did you learn of this site: Research

Please provide your Comment: FANTASTIC Website! I added your link to my bookmark, and forwarded your website to my friends.  I really appreciate this tremendous resource. Also, another great website is http://www.veteranprograms.com where veterans can learn about hidden government benefits, how to properly increase their compensation, take part in super giveaway specials for veterans, and find out what merchants are giving discounts to veterans.
Keep up the great job!

Date/Time: 2013-02-14 13:05:45 PST

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Name: LtCol Nash
 
Email Address: robert.nash@usmc.mil
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: CWO4 Averhart -
Great website.  Congratulations! to all the Montford Point Marines for having a ship named in your honor.
 
Semper Fi. XO

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Name: Glenita S. Lampkin

How did you learn of this site: Family Member of Montford Point Marine
Please provide your Comment: My father is a Montford Point Marine. We learned about this site from the Buffalo Soldier National Museum staff.

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Name: robert W. Dahlen

Email Address: glparish@gvtel.com

How did you learn of this site: Research
Please provide your Comment: Thank you for your site!

My father served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman on Rio-Namur in the Marshall Islands. He's now 88 years old and has been in a nursing home for over 5 years

He was raised on a farm in North Dakota and spoke Norwegian until he went to school. In 1943 he finished ths football season--his team were the NOrth Dakota State champs--and he along with the other seniors enlisted in the Navy.

A while back, he talked to me about how of the people in the nursing home don't like it when black staff come to care for them. Dad says he kind of likes it, and says its kind of like the circle coming round. For he remembers with great fondness the times 70 years ago when he served as corpsman at the hospital that served with and for the Munford Point defense battalion on Roi-Namur, "I took care of them--now one of their's cares for me."

I've looked at your site a couple times, and it is with great pride, I think of my father serving with the men of Mumford Point. Power to you!

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Name: Patricia Washington

Email Address: PatWashingtonPhD@aol.com

How did you learn of this site: Family Member of Montford Point Marine

Please provide your Comment: I am so grateful to Ira Ellison of NASSCO who passionately educated me others about the Montford Point Marines, the ship that will be christened in your honor and connecting me to the San Diego Chapter. Our Project Ujima Parenting Program for African American families in SD Unified School District, is eager to partner with the Chapter to educate the entire San Diego community about the Montford Point Marines.

Date/Time: 2013-01-27 15:29:25 PST

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Name: Saundra L. King
 
Email Address: saundikdst@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Several years ago I met a Montford Point member and spent a few minutes chatting. Being from Philadelphia I inquired to my dad (WWII) veteran of his knowledge, but did not recall. I wanted to do more research but did not follow-through. As a fan of NCIS, I watched the episode Namesake and was quickly reminded of the the role Mountford Marines played in the war of the Medal of Honor recipients. Thank you and I'm honored this Veterans Day of the heroic service.
Best regards, Saundra King, LTC, Ret
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-13 21:06:18 PST

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Name: LEWIS E. JACKSON
 
Email Address: UNCLEBSMC@MSN.COM
 
How did you learn of this site: Friend
 
Please provide your Comment: BEING PART OF THE CORPS MYSELF I WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PART OF HISTORY.
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-13 14:59:13 PST

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Name: Sheila Kenner
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Wow. My father, Emanuel G. Lee, Sr., was (or should I say is) a Montford Point Marine, and --unfortunately--he missed the recognition ceremony on June 27, 2012 at Emancipation Hall in the very city in which he has lived for decades.  Thankfully, he will receive his honor/medal on November 17, 2012, at a MC meeting at Henderson Hall, having missed also a more recent Marine Corp celebration in which the Montford Point Marines were also honored.  I'm glad he finally caught up to this, and it leaves one to wonder from where, what records or how the information was obtained to determine who would be honored and who would attend these events.  With the persistence of my brother (EGLee, Jr.), he found out about these ceremonies, did some digging and research, and now my father will finally get (and be here to experience) the recognition he deserves. If he was missed, I wonder how many more among the living have not been reached.  For this most prestigious and important legacy, it is worth the MC scouring their records and exhausting their efforts to reach each and every Montford Point Marine possible.  For their courage, their sacrifice, their service, that's the least that the MC and USG could do.

Date/Time: 2012-11-11 06:42:33 PST

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Name: Timothy Moore
 
Email Address: timmooresr@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My Dad is a Montford Marine 1942 getting his coin November 17
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-09 19:40:21 PST

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Name: CHARLES C. PULLEN III SSGT USAF RET.
 
Email Address: CCPULL3@COMCAST.NET
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Saw the show on NCIS and learned of the discrimination against the Montford Marines and as a Vietnam vet and fellow military,was astounded and hurt as an American, when I learned about the injustice of the discrimination. Thank God it was rectified and you were given the acknowlgement that you should have received. We taped the program and actually my wife is watching it right now as I type this. Your unit has filled me with pride to be an American.
Thank you and Semper Fi
Charles C. Pullen III
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-01 17:39:51 PDT

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Name: Ramona Boyd
 
Email Address: boyd_ramona@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I did not learn about the site from research.  On Tuesday at 8pm eastern time, the TV show NCIS dedicated their show to the Monford Point Marines.  I knew African-Americans served in WWII but did not know of the first Montford Point Marines.  I am caucasian and love 'all' history.  It is a fatality history is written by "the winners".  I have a BA in Anthropology from UNC Charlotte (North Carolina) and through all my history or anthropology classes I knew the Africans-Americans were soldiers but had no idea of its history some 70 years after the fact and only about Montford - on a serial TV show. I am proud of our soldiers.  Semper Fi!!!
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-01 09:10:03 PDT

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Name: Pamela Elliott
 
Email Address: Pelliott@sheetz.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I am proud to say that my dad is a Marine.  He is not a part of the Montford Point Marines, but he is still a proud Marine and I am a proud daughter!  My husband and I are also fans of NCIS and watched the show that introduced me to the Montford Point Marines, so I came to work and looked it up to learn more about them.  Thank you for your service!
 
Date/Time: 2012-11-01 08:13:51 PDT

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Name: lottie  s.dickson
 
Email Address: 0dickson65@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I saw the program tonight and recognized  all of  you from the program held in  june2012. All of youlooked  awesome in June and tonight .
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-31 17:27:59 PDT

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Name: Billy Ashton Jr
 
Email Address: gumster1954@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I learned of you from NCIS. Can't believe I didn't know of your organization before. I am ashamed of myself for that as I consider myself very Patriotic and a history buff. However, I have enclosed a check for lifetime membership & would consider it an honor to be associated with you all. My Dad was in the Marines, in Korea, 1951-1952. I was in the Air Force & my brother in the Army. My son is now in the Air Force. In fact my heritage in the military goes back to The Civil War. Thank you for all you do, looking forward to meeting you someday soon in my travels. Thank you, Billy Ashton Jr
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-31 09:29:57 PDT

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Name: Lawrence E. Albert
 
Email Address: mr8723@frontier.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I learned about your name through "NCIS" and I as a Viet Nam Vet would like to express my sincere appreciation for the Montford Point Marines and our fellow patriots in arms who have and our defending this great country!  Thanks
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-30 19:30:23 PDT

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Name: Dennis K Johnson
 
Email Address: Luv2trvl07@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: As a Hospital Corpman for the Marines serving from 1985-1994. I received my Field Medical Training at Camp Johnson formerly Montford Point.
 
I am interested in this history.
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-30 18:40:07 PDT

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Name: John Creighton
 
Email Address: jhc@cfl.rr.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Just saw NCIS and was curious about who you were.  I was appauled at what you had to go thru while serving your country.  Congratulations, long overdue!!
Former Army Captain, Patriot Guard Rider
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-30 18:21:19 PDT

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Name: erik roskes
 
Email Address: erikroskesmd@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: I saw the NCIS episode and was very interested to learn of the Montford Point Marines.  It is a story that demands wider recognition.  Thank you for your service.  You are an inspiration to us all.
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-30 18:21:17 PDT

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Name: Bridget wilkins
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Congrats. And thank you
 
Date/Time: 2012-10-30 18:20:02 PDT

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Name: Penny Kea
 
Email Address: PPKOFUGA@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I have had the honor of getting to know Joseph Williams. At the age of 91, he walks 6 days a week, rain or shine. He is a true inspiration to all who meet him. Every Monday-Friday morning, this wonderful man brightens my day with his smile, his wisdom, and I have learned so much about his experiences in the U.S. Marines. I salute THE ORIGINAL MONTFORD POINTERS!
 
Date/Time: 2012-09-06 14:18:34 PDT

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Name: Mary Ann Masters
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Periodically, over the years, I look for information about my father. He was Alfred Masters, the first black Marine. He enlisted in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 1st, 1942 at minute past 12:00am that morning. There was an article on June 2nd 1942 in The Daily Oklahoman, a local newspaper,after they determined he was the first. I check to see if there is new info. about him or that what is there is correct. I came across this website while checking.
 
Date/Time: 2012-08-15 15:15:21 PDT

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Name: Steve D'anjou
 
Email Address: SDanjou@TorranceCA.gov
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: Semper Fi Marines!  Congrats on the much deserved recognition with the Congressional Gold Medal.
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-31 10:40:04 PDT

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Name: Marian L Porter
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 

Please provide your Comment: My uncle, William Mattingly was stationed at Montford Point and listening to the stories of his career lets me know he did not have it easy serving a country he loves so well...I salute all the men who served during this time period...there is a lot of military history in my family, as I have another unlce, George Edwards, who served with the Blue Helmet Regiment for France and also served as A Buffalo Soldier...I honor both of these great men in my family: because they laid the foundation for the rest of us to serve in the military...I my self served in the Air Force and the U s Army....I salute The Few, The Proud, The Marines....

Date/Time: 2012-07-22 17:52:36 PDT

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Name: Michael J. Hopkins
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: The Presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal was an outstanding event on June 28, 2012 at the Marine Barracks in Washington DC. I am extremely proud of the Montford Point Marines. My Father, Sam Hopkins Sr of Richmond Va who is a member of the 51st Defense Battalion has always provided my inspiration. What a joyous day. God Bless and Semper FI.
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-19 04:55:50 PDT

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Name: Odell Lee II
 
Email Address: odell.lee@att.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Always knew my Father was a Marine, which said, he never really talked about his service and it was not until his passing that I began to piece together his experience as a Montford Pt Marine who saw action in the Pacific.
His brothers (seven) with one Shade M Lee a Tuskegee Airman, all served at the same time in WWII. A few years ago I had the honor of attending the CGM for my Uncle and now I have sent the required documentation to you in order to receive, posthumously, Marine Odell Lee SN 875027 CGM as a Montford Pt Marine. Also through the persistence of my Uncle my Grandparents also were honored by the Congress of the United States for having seven (7) sons in WWII at the same time with a ceremony held in Elizabeth Jersey City Hall.
I am very proud of my Father my Uncles the courage, sacrifice and strength on my Grandparents to send their sons in defense of the United States of America.
The Lee family proudly has served and I am proud to be their descendent.
Odell Lee II
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-17 00:30:49 PDT

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Name: James E.White
 
Email Address: whitejamese@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: This is a new piece of Black History that I did not know existed.Being from NC you would think that I would be up to date on all of its Black History.
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-04 19:18:36 PDT

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Name: Sandra (Samm) Coleman
 
Email Address: samm916@hotmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Congratulations!!! I am so proud of my Montford Point Marines. My dad, Alfred (Big Al) Beaman, past National Financial Secretary and past DC-6 President. I'm daddy was beaming from heaven last week as he saw his brothers receiving their medals. I viewed all the videos last night,and screamed and shed a tear or two as I heard the names read of my "MPMA uncles" and "MPMA adopted dad's", Rhett, Groves, Ferguson, McNair,Saxon etc. I miss those I haven't seen and those who have passed on. Again, Congratulations and Semper Fi!

Date/Time: 2012-07-04 05:20:28 PDT

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Name: Gwendolyn Haynes
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My Uncle John Thoams is the oldest living Montford Point Marine Veteran!! Thank You for your service Uncle John!! I'm soooo proud of you!! And to your fellow veterans I'm just as proud of them also!! May God continue to Bless you all
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-04 05:20:07 PDT

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Name: Oscar Dean
 
Email Address: oscar@oscardean.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My father is a Montford Point Marine.  My sister and I went with my father to the awards ceremony in Washington, DC and words can't begin to describe how proud we are of him and his comrades.  I am a photographer and captured lots of great moments.  Visit my website to see many photos of the ceremony, parade and behind the scenes activities.  http://www.oscardean.com
 
God Bless all of these Marines!
Semper Fi
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-03 04:11:03 PDT

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Name: CWO3 Porche, Marlon T
 
Email Address: marlon.porche@usmc.mil
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: It's great to see the progress of the Montford Point Marines Association.  I here to Support!  Good Sir...
 
CWO3 of Marines!
Date/Time: 2012-07-02 22:10:25 PDT

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Name: Ruby Gaston
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My father served in the Martines during world war 11. I would like to add his name to the memorial page. Gus Tacker, DOB- August 23, 2011. Time frame was approx. 1935-1940. Was stationed in VA.
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-02 21:37:07 PDT

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Name: Sergeant P
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: As a United States Marine, Veteran of the Wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the present Executive Officer of United Black America (http://unitedblackamerica.com)I salute the men of Montford Point for paving the way for all of us. Although we have yet to see the first Black Marine Corps Commandant, I am sure that because of you all, we will! I encourage everyone to spend time talking to the old Black man that you see wearing a Marine Corps emblem - you could be in the presence of a Montford Point Marine! Semper Fi!
 
Date/Time: 2012-07-02 10:56:54 PD

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Name: Jeffrey Duex
 
Email Address: duexjeff@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I just watched the awarding ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal. I want to thank all of you for our freedoms and your service to our country.  I am a second generation United States Navy Veteran and served honorably from 1984 - 1996. My uncle served in the Marine Corp 1st Marine Division during Vietnam. This is an amazing site and have learned so much from your site.
Thank you again!
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-30 20:37:44 PDT

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Name: George P Gillis
 
Email Address: gpgzuluking@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: I am honored to have served. I really appreciate what the Original Montford Point Marines went through and how they were true pathfinders. God bless all of them.
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-29 20:20:27 PDT

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Name: James Thompson
 
Email Address: jthompson@jaa.aero
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Congratulations on receiving the Congressional gold medal! make me proud to see the Marines always lead the way!
Semper Fi, brothers
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-29 06:29:12 PD

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Name: David Yarber
 
Email Address: daytime7@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Congratualation Marines of Montford Point.  Simper Fi.
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 22:58:14 PDT

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Name: Thurman McClenton
 
Email Address: thurmcc@comcast.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: As a 55 year old African-American I am happy and overjoyed to be able to salute all the Montford Point marines for their courage and service. Their actions and sacrifices shows what it takes to be strong people that contribute to a country that did not want to recognize them. Their actions made this country grow.
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 19:56:51 PDT

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Name: Steven M. Golder
 
Email Address: golder1041@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Would like to know how to obtain information on my uncle who was a Montford Point Marine.

Date/Time: 2012-06-27 18:59:20 PDT

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Name: Andre Harper
 
Email Address: dray963@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I was in chicago, for a friends party when I was told about the Montford Point, Congratulation on the Gold Medal, Im a black Firefighter for the city of Peoria and retierd army reserver of 22yr. just wanted to show my love.
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 16:02:24 PDT

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Name: Maureen
 
Email Address: Moeliz40@hotmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Friend
 
Please provide your Comment: Sirs, I just saw how you were finally recognized for all you did for this country.  I just wanted to thank you!
Thank you!!!!!!
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 16:01:54 PDT

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Name: Walter L. Fallin
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Gentlemen , Congratulation's on your long over due recognition for the service to your Country. Even after having to endure hardship while traing, rascism , and many indigantions to numerous to mention. You served our country at a time of great need and peril with dignity and bravery. I Thank You , the Great Americans you Are. A true credit to the Human Spirit. W.L. " Doc " Fallin
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 15:52:06 PDT

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Name: gregory t strickland
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: i also served in the marine corp and is a gulf war vet. i learne about you guys by watchin cnn
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 15:32:32 PDT

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Name: Sandra L. Terry
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I heard about the Montford Point Marines on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Today i heard about the Montford Point Marines being honred by President Obama. I just took a chance and gogglrd the site. I have enjoyed reading the history of he marines. I have leaved in North Carolina all my life and never knew it existed.
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 15:28:26 PDT

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Name: Jeff R. Barak/Dr. Anthony J. Barak
 
Email Address: jrbarak1957@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Friend
 
Please provide your Comment: I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the "Montford Point Marines" who served and sacrificed their lives during WWII. My father was a landing boat officer in the pacific and transported hundreds of Marines. He has since pasted away as many of the Montford Marines have, however for those who have died and for those still alive, many thanks to all of you and what you had to go through to get to this point. It's unfortunate all these years had to go by before we honored your sacrifices to this country. For the men who are still alive, enjoy your day in the sun, it's been a long time coming and well deserved. My thoughts and prayers are with you today while you receive your medals.
 
PS. We would love to have you come to Omaha for your convention. Please look into that possibility, your organization would be well supported by the people of Nebraska!!!
 
Jeff Barak
Omaha, Ne.
US Navy Veteran Gulf War
Hospital Corpsman
 
Dr. Anthony J. Barak
Omaha, Ne
US Navy Veteran
Line Officer WWII
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-27 04:25:29 PDT

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Name: Jim Solomon,  USMC Vet
 
Email Address: solo1957@charter.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Irish by birth, I have began to seek out the truth behind the stories I have gleamed from my research and I share it freely.  THANK YOU for you service in OUR Corps.
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-26 16:29:27 PDT

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Name: Quincy Martin
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: As I sit contemplating over my past 22 years of service and pending promotion to Master Gunnery Sergeant is less than a week, I am humbled by the sacrifices, turmoil and utter disrespect the Montford Point Marines had to endure. The video narrated by Mr Gossett, and told by the Marines really help to better clarify and personalize the significance of what they had to endure in order for me and others like me to have the opportunity to attain one of the highest enlisted ranks in our Corps. Thank you to all the past and present Montford Point Marines and their families for the sacrifices. Semper Fi!
 
MGySgt(select) Q.M. Martin
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-25 10:35:36 PDT

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Name: LeTonya M. Sullivan
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Great site!
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-24 14:06:13 PD

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Name: Dr. JoAnn Hayward
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Outstanding website and very informative.  Well done!
 
Date/Time: 2012-06-02 06:10:22 PDT

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Name: Jacqueline Outler Robinson
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: The website is beautiful, informative and emotional.  I was able to look back and see and get a feel of what my father expreienced.
 
Date/Time: 2012-05-15 17:12:18 PDT

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Name: Jewel Devereaux, Capt USMC (Ret)
 
Email Address: jdevere771@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My father joined in 1942 and served in the 52nd Defense Battalion.  I am very proud of all the Marines of the Montford era and hope they will live on in the hearts and minds of Americans who love this country.
 
Date/Time: 2012-05-07 07:45:33 PDT

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Name: Michael D. Hughes
 
Email Address: ssgrocezco@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 

Please provide your Comment: Son of Frank F.Hughes of Buffalo, New York member of the 52ndDef Bn Battle of Saipan 1944

Date/Time: 2012-05-01 05:42:50 PDT

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Name: Archelle Williamson Maxwell
 
Email Address: aaawilliamson@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: With so many service members in my family I'm very proud to recognize and support the Montford Point Marine Association. These trailblazing men are an important part of the history of our country, the Marine Corp and Civil Rights progress. We must never forget the courage and sacrifice of those that paved the way for us and fought for our freedom as well as equality. Semper Fi!
 
Date/Time: 2012-04-25 08:38:55 PDT

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Name: Archelle Williamson Maxwell
 
Email Address: aaawilliamson@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: With so many service members in my family I'm very proud to recognize and support the Montford Point Marine Association. These trailblazing men are an important part of the history of our country, the Marine Corp and Civil Rights progress. We must never forget the courage and sacrifice of those that paved the way for us and fought for our freedom as well as equality. Semper Fi!
 
Date/Time: 2012-04-25 08:38:55 PDT

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Name: Dewey Maxwell
 
Email Address: dewmax21@bellsouth.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: This is a great historical Marine site.
 
Date/Time: 2012-04-25 07:25:52 PDT

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Name: Kathy Dawson
 
Email Address: bunce354@hotmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine

Please provide your Comment: My father is Joseph Williams and he is an Original Montford Point Marine.  He turned 91 years old this past March and is in good health.  He is proudly awaiting the Medal of Honor ceremony.  Thank you so much for keeping the website and the legacy of the Montford Point Marines alive!

Date/Time: 2012-04-13 07:47:40 PDT

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Name: Jean Williams
 
Email Address: jeanwell2009@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 

Please provide your Comment: I salute my uncle Sergeant Joseph Williams and all the Montford Point Marines.

Date/Time: 2012-04-13 07:53:59 PD

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Name: Barbara Ricard Landix
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Dear Marines,

My father, Alton Joseph Ricard, Sr. was a Montford Poin Marine. He passed away on March 5, 2012 in the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve, LA. He recieved a twenty-one gun salute at the gravesite. We were proud of my father, proud of his military service but that amazing ceremony really brought it home for everyone there. We are proud of the Montford Point Marines and proud to be a 7th generation American. Thank You

Date/Time: 2012-03-19 19:07:30 PDT

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Name: Rev. Melvin D. Black
 
Email Address: mhouse6@bellsouth.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 

Please provide your Comment: This is an outstanding. Thanks for this website, which honors my father and other family members who trained at Montford point, sacrificed and served in the Marines for this country in a time of war.

Date/Time: 2012-03-14 19:40:48 PDT

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Name: Tahirih Terrell
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Friend
 

Please provide your Comment: I had the great pleasure of hearing Dr Averhart give my command the history behind the Montford Point Marines. It gave me goosebumps to hear about everything that the 1st Black Marines encountered during that time in history. I am currently serving in the United States Navy and am very thankful for all the sacrifices that were made so that I could be where I am today. Thank you so much.

Date/Time: 2012-02-23 05:34:04 PST

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Name: Marco Barnes
 
Email Address: barno04@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: It's great to finally see the Montford Point Marines receive the recognition they so deserve.  This will forever be embedded in the history of our Corps and into the fabric of our nation, and rightfully so.
 
Semper Fidelis
MSgt Marco Barnes
 
Date/Time: 2012-01-28 13:05:18 PST

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Name: Paula Corley
 
Email Address: CORLEYPaula@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Thank you for providing this wonderfully historic website that is regularly updated and thorough in content!  I congratulate the Montford Point Marines for their valor, contributions, and overall efforts wtih the award of the Congressional Gold Medal.  This prestigious honor is long overdue and highly deserving.  Thanks to the members of US Congress for their support and interest in these heroes of WWII who fought in defense of our country and who were trailblazers for all other black American soldiers in the US Miliary. I salute the original Montford Point Marines, as my father is an OMPM, Averitte W. Corley, and a Hall of Fame member.  I am proud of his and his comrades contributions in WWII.  Thanks again to the members of MPMA for their efforts in developing this website and maintaining the information and education of this enriching history. Semper Fi

~ Paula Corley

 

Date/Time: 2012-01-11 08:04:10 PST

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Name: Damian L. Ashcraft
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: This is a wonderful site, full of history that is not often told or known about. I would like to say a special Thank You for affording me and others the rich opportunity to learn about the contributions made by African-Americans in the Marine Corps.
 
Date/Time: 2012-01-03 15:47:25 PST

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Name: vanessa carter
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My brother told me about this website.I was so happy when I saw a picture and my Uncle is in it,can't wait to show my kids and my neice and her kids apart of our family history. Thank You All!
 
Date/Time: 2012-01-01 18:00:07 PS

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Name: albert montgomery jr
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My father Corporal Albert Montgomery passed away on January 2000.  He enlisted as a Montford Point Marine in 1948.  He was honorably discharged in 1952 after serving in the Korean War.  He retired after 32 years of federal Government service.  At 58 years old I am still learning who my father was. He was always at work or at home, but he never talked much about his foreign service or his military career.  As a retired Firefighter/Medical Technician with 25 years of service with the District of Columbia Fire/Emergency Medical Services, I can truly say that if it were not for my father and all the first African American Marines, my career would not have been possible. As next of kin (son) I am very much interested in acquiring the congressional medal of honor on his behalf as well as donating an artist depiction of him in uniform at age 19 in 1948 to the museum.  email me at albertmontgomeryjr@yahoo.com or call 301-248-9712. I would also like advice on a memorial service for my father.  He was not buried with military honors at his death due to religious wishes of my mother at the time.
 
Date/Time: 2011-12-27 11:26:37 PST

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Name: Gerald Hampton
 
Email Address: ghampton@cox.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Good looking website with great & extensive info.
 
The awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, along with the Marine Corps Commandant's "official" recognition efforts of the MPMA should bring some great exposure.
 
Unless I missed it, I don't see any reference to the various MPMA chapters.  I'd encourage you to add this info to your website.
 
Thanks and "Congratulations"!
 
Gerald Hampton
CWO3, USMC (Ret)
Date/Time: 2011-12-22 14:14:04 PS

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Name: Carla Myers Parker
 
Email Address: chuisoneall@att.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Thank you so much for Honoring my Father, It was so awesome thank you so very much. John Morgan Myers
 
Date/Time: 2011-12-01 14:34:56 PST

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Name: Carla Myers Parker
 
Email Address: chuisoneall@att.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Thank you so much for Honoring my Father, It was so awesome
 
Date/Time: 2011-12-01 14:34:08 PST

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Name: Renee Trujillo
 
Email Address: Renee.Trujillo@ssa.gov
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I am grateful for this site and for the many Chapters who contributed to the content.  My uncle is a 1942 WWII, Montford Point Marine.
 
Date/Time: 2011-11-29 08:24:21 PST

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Name: Gerry Murphy
 
Email Address: gmurph4258@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My uncle Charles Coles was a Montford Point Marine.
Date/Time: 2011-11-25 16:14:44 PST

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Date: 11/21/2011 8:37:18 AM
Subject: MPMA Guest Book Entry (Ambrose E. Harris III)
 
Name: Ambrose E. Harris III
 
Email Address: ambrose_iii@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: I truly believe my father Ambrose E. Harris Sr. served as a Marine at Montford Point. I found a picture of his platoon. Also, I wanted to know if this is true how could my father received Congressional recognition as one of the first black Marines? Thank you for much for your work, this site and your efforts for for all Marine. My father passed away many years ago.
 
Date/Time: 2011-11-21 06:37:14 PST

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Name: R Sanders
 
Email Address: yarsan@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 

Please provide your Comment: My father Arthur Person Yarborough was one of the Montford Point Marines.  He served from June 1942 to December 1945, and was discharged as a Corporal, honorably, from the Second Casual Co, HqBn, Montford Point Camp.  He later enlisted in the Army, and retired 20 years later, as a Major. He passed in 1997 at the age of 73.  I'm so proud of my father's service and sacrifice, and just wish I'd known more about it when he was living.  I know he would have been so proud to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was recently bestowed upon the MPMs.  Like many, I'm wondering if the family members of those who have gone on will be receiving their medals posthumously?

Date/Time: 2011-11-19 05:18:49 PST

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Name: Patricia McDougall Matthews
 
Email Address: pmcdougall6@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: I was the photographer who took a few photos at the Manassas Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.
It was nice meeting a few members of your organization.  Website below to view the photos.
 
Date/Time: 2011-11-14 13:04:53 PST

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Name: L. E. (Michael) Johnson
 
Email Address: afrecdu@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: Montford Potint Marines Standing Tall Always. Coming Home 2012" Semper Fi"
Date/Time: 2011-11-12 22:09:31 PST

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Name: ROSE ROSS
 
Email Address: RRROSS@COMCAST.NET
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 

Please provide your Comment: I am so proud of these Marine

Date/Time: 2011-11-10 11:53:23 PS

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Name: Tyra Fizer
 
Email Address: nursefizer@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: I am the Granddaughter of Montford Point Marine Edwin J.Fizer
Date/Time: 2011-11-09 23:41:43 PS

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Name: Paulette Terrell
 
Email Address: a1958pie@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Outstanding tribute to Outstanding Marines.

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Name: Edward Jackson
 
Email Address: eedjacks@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 

Please provide your Comment: My father was Henry Jackson.  I know he was in this division.  My uncle said he saw a picture of him on TV.  If you know him or have pictures of him,please correspond.

Date/Time: 2011-11-07 17:18:36 PST

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How did you learn of this site: Member
 
Please provide your Comment: Max W. Daniels,who is age 94 years, was stationed at Montford Point from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Max lives at 721 18th Ave., Lake Como, New Jersey 07719.
 
Date/Time: 2011-11-06 08:09:01 PST

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Name: Anita T Craig
 
Email Address: atcraig1943@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: Although my dad passed in 2001, he was a Montford Pointe Marine......One of the Chosen few who served in WWII.  Norman Dukette Jones, Pine Bluff, Ark. We attended the annual meeting in Las Vegas in 1999 and had a wonderful time. I Was searching the web because in Wednesdays USA Today someone gave a "Well-deserved thanks to Montford Point Marines" and I thought the article was well written.
Sempi Fi

Anita T Craig

Date/Time: 2011-11-03 15:08:52 PDT

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Name: Thomas J. Byrne
 
Email Address: thomas. byrne@dhys.gov
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I served in the U.S. Marine corps from 1966 to 1968. As I have read the articles with regard to the "Monford Point Marines" I never recall being taught about this chapter in our courages history.I fought along side black Marines in Vietnam, in that era there was NO white or Black there was just MARINES. I am happy to see what was wrong has finaly been righted.I am proud of our Corps for finnaly making us all one Corps. I never looked to see if there was anything different about a person in our uniform I just saw a U.S. Marine, whose blood was the same color his determination to be the best was the same as mine,and his death was that of a family member of mine. I salute ALL who have suffered this feeling of difference and not the bond of a true brotherhood in our Corps. To all of you I am proud to say welcome home Marine and "SEMPER FI" Thank You for making our Corps a better place.
 
Date/Time: 2011-11-01 09:31:52 PDT

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Name: Diane Thomas Dean
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: I am looking forward to visiting the museum in November in remembrance of my deceased father Lisco Thomas
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-29 15:37:34 PDT

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Name: Antonio Thomas
 
Email Address: ubfnup5x@sbcglobal.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: we need more sites like this to keep our peoples history alive
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-28 03:34:08 PD

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Name: marilyn jones
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: This country has its fair share of shame. I want to thank these Marines for their service, and their patience, finally receiving the recognition they deserve.
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-27 23:11:36 PDT

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Name: Karl Wimbush
 
Email Address: kdemwim@aol.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: This is history thats long overdue. Thanks for paving the way for me and all African American Marines before and after me.
 
Ret. GySgt Wimbush, Karl D.
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-26 17:43:25 PDT

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Name: Rick Du Bose
 
Email Address: rickdubose@verizon.net
 
How did you learn of this site: Family Member of  Montford Point Marine
 
Please provide your Comment: My Dad was a Montford Point Marine. His name is Reginald Earl Du Bose and he currenty resides in a nursing home in Laurel, MD.  He is 81 years old and enlisted in 1946.  Tours included the Marine Barracks Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Marine Air Stationh HI, Camp Pendleton CA, Iwakuni AS Japan, and the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Yermo, CA
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-26 10:14:36 PDT

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Name: Jo Poston
 
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: I read about these Gentlemen on CBS.com,
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for your service. I am an Anglo and have a grandson in today's Marines, I will see to it he learns about all you brave men that have come before him.   Jo
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-24 12:47:45 PDT

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Name: JW Daughtry
 
Email Address: jwdaughtry@hotmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: Learned from an internet article.  I never knew!  In all my 22+ years in the Air Force, I never heard anything about the "Black Marines."
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-24 10:49:43 PDT

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Name: Robert Foy
 
Email Address: rfoy47@yahoo.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 
Please provide your Comment: My heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the members of the Montford Point Marines both living and dead.  Your dedication and devotion to this great country of ours has long been overlooked and deserves recognition.  God Ble4ss each and everyone of you.
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-10-24 10:12:48 PDT

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Name: Brian Payton
 
Email Address: paytonbm@gmail.com
 
How did you learn of this site: Research
 

Please provide your Comment: I was just reading an article on marines.mil and decided to research more. I am very eager to learn more about the Montford Point Marines and I am looking forward to becoming a member. I am currently serving in the Corps, VMGR-452, WO, MOS/6004. The web site has a wealth of information and I have already referred several others to visit

Date/Time: 2011-09-01 06:58:20 PDT

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Name: CWO5 PATRICK MILLS USMC
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Friend
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Wonderful page highlighting historic contributions of African American Marines and servicemen. I am the youngest African American USMC CWO5 to be promoted in my MOS of 6004 Aircraft Maintenance Officer. I was 36 when I was promoted to CWO5. If anyone from the site would like more information on my career please feel free to contact me.
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-19 12:34:33 PDT

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Name: SGT.  Johnnie  R.  Downs
 
Email Address: touch.downs@att.net
 
How Did you learn of this site Friend
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I retired from U.S. Army with 32 years  6 months 24 days of service.
I plan to join the ranks of the Monford Point Marine  Association, In honor of my brother who was Marine CPL. Herman Downs who lost his life through Agent Orange Cancer "Vietnam"
My brother earned the title of United States Marine joining the (MPMA) will honor his service to this country.
I learned of this webb site throught one of your members, and my friend John Tillman who is marine veteran. Both of us live in Akron, Ohio.
Me and my brother served in Vietnam together 1966, I was in the Army he was in the Marines.
 
 
            Thank  You
 
            SGT. Johnnie R. Downs(RET)
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-16 21:02:50 PDT

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Name: Dr. Cladie Spears
 
Email Address: jjermaay@earthlink.net
 
How Did you learn of this site Member
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I just wanted to say the website continues to shine and I am proud to be a part of the Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. I am encouraged every day the the vision of the Association will continue to flourish.
 
Positive Attitude, Positive Results...
 
Be Blessed!
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-14 17:29:13 PDT

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Name: Wilton Bobo, Capt. USN, Ret.
 
Email Address: wcbobo@yahoo.com
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Great site. One of the best that I've seen.
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-04 13:34:15 PDT

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Name: Kenny Crutcher
 
Email Address:
 
How Did you learn of this site Member
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed The Atlanta chapter did a wonderful job hosting the 46th national convention.  This was a significant event.
 
Great job Atlanta Chapter 5.
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-04 06:11:25 PD

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Name: Denise DiGiovanni-Segal
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I run a veterans program for VITAS hospice in Palm Beach County Florida. I just read about you in a WWII book that I am reading. WOW! I wanted to reach out and thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country in the face of the discrimination that you faced. I think that it was hard enough to do what you did and then to add on discrimination on top of it is disgraceful. I am sorry for how you were treated and I am thankful that you stood up for our country in its time of need. We make a big deal about our veterans at Vitas. I will be educating many about you and do what I can to preserve your legacy. If there are any Montford Pointers in Palm Beach County Florida, I would love the opportunity to meet with them. I would love to have any of them speak at an event to educate the community. Thank you again, although thank you is not enough. I will do my part to preserve your legacy. Sincerely, Denise DiGiovanni-Segal
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-03 19:56:22 PDT

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Name: TASHA N. WASHINGTON
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Relative
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed THIS SITE IS OUTSTANDING IN HONORING BLACK MARINES PAST AND PRESENT. I SEE WHY MY HUSBAND VASHTI B. WASHINGTON IS SO PROUD OF BEING A MARINE.
 
 
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Date/Time: 2011-08-03 18:56:28 PDT

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Name: Steven G. Collier, MSgt, USMC (Ret)
 
 
How Did you learn of this site
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I am proud of the rich history of the Montford Point Marines.  My career in the Corps began with MOS training at Montford Point, CamLej, NC and ended with my last assignment and retirement ceremonies in Nov 1995.
Semper Fidelis, MSgt (Ret) S.G. Collier, USMC
 
Date/Time: 2011-08-03 09:17:20 PDT

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Name: Dobie Gillis SgtMaj (Ret.)
 
Email Address: sgtmajd3087@aol.com
 
How Did you learn of this site Member
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Congradulations to Atlanta Chapter 5 for putting on an outstanding 46th annual M.P.M.A.convention.
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-31 16:33:43 PDT

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Name: Edward G. Snyder
 
Email Address: pressangler@camtel.com
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I saw a news piece on CNN news last night and was surprised at what i saw- i served at montford point radio school from feb-thru april '61 but was pulled 2 weeks from graduating as a 25/31 radio operator due to "the bay of pigs fiasco" where we were part of the contingency force- i am really surprised that we were never informed of the montford marines back then-- racism was still rampant back then as our fellow black marines weren't allowed to drink with us in J-Ville- WHY weren't we informed about this historial situation back then-?-
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-31 06:19:33 PDT

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Name: James Istre
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Friend
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed It was because of the character of your generation, that I joined the Marines years ago. To earn the right and privilege to wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, and be worthy of calling you brother.
 
Thank you for setting the example.
 
Semper Fi,
James Istre, Sgt.
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-31 03:07:49 PDT

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Name: LCpl Thomas, Anthony J.
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed A Special Thanks to the Marines of Montford Point. I thank them for their dedication and commitment to my Corps and for enduring the trials and hardships that they had to undergo so that I, A young African American could be proud to claim the title "U.S Marine." I look forward to someday soon meeting these men  and listening to their stories and personally thanking them for their sacrifices and for holding up the standard of the corps way back when. God Bless and Semper Fidelis.
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-30 16:47:32 PDT

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Name: Michelle A. Giles
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I observed your Org. on CNN this morning as you spoke about the Org. and your the fact your annual reunion was being held
in ATL. Congrats to your Org. and all you are doing to get your rightful recognition
in the history of the USA. I plan to visit your site more and recommend it to others. My dad, James Earl Giles( deceased) was a Marine in the late forties.
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-30 07:05:53 PDT

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Name: thomas kemp jr.
 
Email Address: thomaskemp@att.net
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed first off, i served in the corps from 1963 to 1967, the last 17 months at camp lejeune; how very strange that i never heard of Montford point(or was i too young or uninterested to know? )my  unit, M Co. 3rd. Marines, were among the first ground units in Viet Nam, landing at Da Nang and Chu Lai in April 1965; i could not be more proud of having served after hearing of our forbearers on CNN; i could never thank them enough for what they did for us
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-30 05:59:11 PDT

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Name: Randy Brackett
 
Email Address: swrkb@yahoo.com
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Saw you on CNN.  Thank you for your service to our country.
 
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-30 03:40:06 PD

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Name: Marian Buck Stallworth
 
 
How Did you learn of this site Member
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Today Sugar Creek Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia hosted a golf tournament for the Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.. This was a most wonderful experience for the staff of Sugar Creek.  We host a Jr. Golf Tournament for several young golfers in the metropolitan Atlanta area and today, July 27 2011 the Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. came through like no other organization by simply giving from their hearts to help support these youth. We are overwhelmed at the generous acts of kindness demonstrated by this group.
The National President Mr. James T. Averhart, Jr was instrumental in getting the ball rolling and the group did not hesitate to answer the call.
On behalf of the Youth of the Sugar Creek Jr. Golf Academy, Thank You, thank you, thank you.
 
Sincerely,
 
Marian Buck Stallworth
Vice President Operations
Sydmar Golf and Sports Management
2107 N. Decatur Road
Suite 114
Decatur, Georgia 30033
404-288-0791
 
Date/Time: 2011-07-27 12:07:29 PDT

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Name: Stephanie A Walker Stradford
 
Email Address: president@youthusa.org
 
How Did you learn of this site Relative
 

Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I am blessed and proud to be married to a U.S. Marine, who served 20 years in the Corps from 1972-1992. My late uncle served at Montford Point.  My family spent many hours with the highly decorated and distinguished SgtMaj. Louis Roundtree (DOB 1931-2004). I salute those who are a part of the Montford Point history and legacy.

Date/Time: 2011-07-27 11:38:14 PDT

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Name: Marine Eduardo A. Lombard
 
Email Address: elombard47@aol.com
 
How Did you learn of this site Research
 
Your Comment of Our site is welcomed  Marine Connection lastest edition 7/29/11, I was reading an article reference your unit. Semper Fi!
 
Very special article demonstrating once more "THE FEW THE PROUD"
 
VietNam Vet 1968-1969 BLT 2/7 1stEngBn
1st MarDiv, Danang.
 
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Haven't had a chance to review it all but thus far, quite informative and well put together
 
Date/Time: 2011-04-23 21:35:26 PDT

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Name: Duane J. Ford
 
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed THANK YOU!
 
pbs, ran a series of shows which included "The Marines of Montford Point". I had an uncle that was a SGT. in The United States Army, during these very same time periods, he fought in Korea. He was subjected to the same racial prejudice within his branch as was the Marines of your Branch. He had to endure. He was one hell of a Black Warrior/Black Man/Black Human Being.
 
Once again to all of the Black Heros of The Montford Point Marines, Thank you.
 
This writer is 60 years old, you never stop learning.
 
Date/Time: 2011-02-28 12:30:50 PST

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Name: Oliver Thompson
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Very informative and inspiring.
 
Date/Time: 2011-02-20 22:58:14 PS

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Name: Lisa McCants
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I am so thrilled that there is a web site for the Montford Point Marines! I have been trying to find information for some time now. My father was a Montford Point Marine who was also very good friends with MgySgt Brooks Gray who passed in 2000. My father passed in 2005. I look forward to adding my fathers picture and obituary to your site. Also I very surprised a few years ago to find my fathers picture in the Marine Corps Museum in Qantico, Va. However,The display was so small it was very disappointing. I would like to donate a few of my fathers metals to the MPMM.
 
Date/Time: 2011-02-20 19:12:57 PST

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Name: John J. Rice,Sr.
 
Email Address: rice.johnnyj@yahoo.com
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Marines,
           I have been researching the "Monford Point" training base, because of "misinformation" I received while serving in the usmc (1967-71).Two of my drill instructors were black and also my "troop handler" at Camp Gieger. Perhaps 30%-40% of my platoon were black. It never occured to me that things were not always this way? When I did here the name "Monford Point", it was described very casually as place where blacks were trained  during segregation . Now, you have provided me with the full history. I salute you for overcoming this racial flaw . How could the Marine Corps claim to be the "finest" fighting force the world has ever known, without the courage of the historic black Marines who have served?              Semper Fidelis'
                    
John J. Rice, Sr.
          
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Date/Time: 2011-02-17 07:06:23 PST

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Name: Cara McComish
 
Email Address: carasophia@yahoo.com
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I just watched the PBS documentary on the Montford Point Marines, and I just wanted to express my gratitude for hearing the stories of these marines.  THANK YOU for your service to our country, and THANK YOU for breaking through the barriers of this country and moving the civil rights movement forward and showing Americans that we are ALL Americans, no matter the color of our skin.  God Bless You.
Cara
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed The website is wonderful --- informative, elegant, and a tribute to Montford Point Marines.
 
Date/Time: 2011-02-04 15:40:01 PST

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Name: Calvin Hunt
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I think the history of this camp is something that needs put out to people and other Marines. Having served from 1980 to 88 I was never aware of the camp or what it did during WWII.  I learned of the 52nd defense bn through some photos on another site and researched it further. I never knew before today that Black Marines existed in WWII. I will be spending more time reading this site in the future. Semper Fi
 
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Name: Arthur J McMillion DDS
 
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Thanks for the untiring effort to get the word out about those heroes from the past. It has been very inspiring to learn about the plight of these courageous soldiers.  How wonderful it is to learn more about my father 25 years after his death, (Corporal Arthur Jackson McMillion).  Thanks for the efforts.
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed Excellent Site, Information, Updates
 
Date/Time: 2011-02-04 08:02:00 PST

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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed I take this time to say thank you for helping me spread the word about Anysoldier.com.
As most of these soldiers are very young Soldiers are away from home and in harms way.  I know first hand what a letter, a card, of snacks can do to boost morale within an organization.
 
So on behalf of all the brave men and women deployed care enough to sponsor a Soldier.
 
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Your Comment of Our site is welcomed We have one of the best site. keep the work up. Thank you very much.

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