They are the first African-Americans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after President Franklin Roosevelt issues an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission in June 1941.  The recruits trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC from August 26, 1942 until the camp was decommissioned on September 9, 1949. 


The largest number of black Marines to serve in combat during WW II took part in the seizure of Okinawa, with approximately 2,000 seeing action.



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  • Supporting education through scholarship
  • Preserving the legacy of the Montford Point Marine

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is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible. We strive to improve the living conditions for those who need the help, who can't do it themselves. Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering?

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