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National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc

Atlanta Chapter 5 

Fighting For the Right to Fight

7 Feb 2022 10:42 PM | Johnny Higdon (Administrator)

The Marine Corps strongly resisted the inclusion of African Americans at first, but once President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, the Corps began to plan for black recruits. A new training facility was established at Montford Point, part of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, to maintain segregation. These new Marines were to be trained for anti-aircraft defense battalions as well as supply and logistical roles, freeing up white Marines for combat assignments.




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National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. Atlanta Chapter 5

PO Box 7601

Marietta, GA 30065

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