Montford Point Marines
Col David Hyman, the chief of staff w/ Fleet Marine Force Atlantic, U.S. Marine Forces Command presents a Congressional Gold Medal to Mr. Rick E. King & Mr. Jacob J. King during an award ceremony.
Cpl. Willie King, a USMC & graduate of the segregated Montford Point Camp in Jacksonville, NC, posthumously received the Certificate of Status & Congressional Gold Medal for service in WWII. The NMPMA is dedicated to preserving the legacy of nearly 20,000 WWII Marine Corps veterans who served from 1942 – 1949 & trained in the segregated training facility.
( 📷 by Staff Sgt. Servante Coba)