Montford Point http://wunc.org en Saluting the Montford Point Marines http://wunc.org/post/saluting-montford-point-marines <p>The U.S. Marine Corps remained segregated until 1948. The first group to break the color barrier was a group of African-American men who trained at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. They became known as the <a href="http://www.montfordpointmarines.com/" target="_blank">Montford Point Marines</a>. Earlier this summer, the Montford Point Marines were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC. FM Hooper was among the men who were honored at the ceremony. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Stella Strohmeier 4281 at http://wunc.org