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.
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National Montford Point Marine Memorial Project


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With your help we can write history. By placing your contribution, the Montford Point Marine Association will Educate & Inspire generations of Americans for years to come.

Your tax deductible donation will go a long way in helping us complete this Memorial Project.

Montford Point Marine Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit veterans organization.  The Association is not financially supported by any university or governmental agency.

For more information on the project click here and we encourage you to share this with educators, students and friends.

Once again we thank you and semper Fi!....


Dr. James T. Averhart, Jr.

National President

Montford Point Marine Assoc, Inc.

P. O. Box 64066

Virginia Beach, Virginia. 23467








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Montford Point Marine Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit veterans organization


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To construct a fitting memorial to honor the 20,000 African American Marines who fought for the "Right to Fight” and to educate and inspire youth and Marines (Past / Present / Future) and instill the value of perseverance.




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During a demonstration while training at Montford Point, Cpl Arvin L. "Tony" Ghazlo, instructor in unarmed combat, disarms his assistant, PFC Ernest Jones. National Archives Photo 127-N-5334
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