CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL PRESENTATIONS

African-American recruits weren't allowed to receive basic training at the traditional recruit depots of Parris Island or San Diego. They were segregated and received training at Montford Point, which was located at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Montford Point Marines were established in 1942 by President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II. About 20,000 blacks were trained at Montford Point between 1942 and 1949.

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor bestowed by congress for distinguished achievement.  The President of the United States signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines on 23 November 2011.  This award recognizes the Montford Point Marines’ contributions to the Marine Corps and the wider American society”.

CONTACT US:

Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. Atlanta Chapter #5

P.O. Box 7601

Marietta, GA 30065

Phone: 404-262-1346

Email: atlanta.mpma@gmail.com 

 

The 9th Annual Awards Banquet & Scholarship Dance will held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5:00PM 11:45 PM. Prince Hall Grand East, 7340 Old National Highway, Riverdale, GA, 30293. Banquet tickects are $60 per person. Elliott Martin, Chapter President, Melvin Chandler, Vice President, Ed Sutton, 2018 Banquet Chairperson.                          Hotel information:Courtyard Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue: 3399 International Boulevard, Hapeville, GA  30354-1346 Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 321-2211 or (404) 559-1043 on or before September 15, 2018. Please identify yourself as part of the Montford Marines Room Block. Room rate $118.00  The Westin Atlanta Airport: 4736 Best Road Atlanta, GA 30337 Reservations 888-627-7211on or before September 22, 2018. Please identify yourself as part of The Montford Point Marine Room Block.  

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