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Re: A Closer Look: Montford Point Marines

Hello again Ed:

You should be...and I'm sure you are...very proud to be a member of the Montford Point Marines.

I mentioned that I had met some of your Montford Point colleagues at their NYC office. Today, I found the gift of a journal given to me by a female officer from the Montford Point Marines. I wish I remembered her name. What a professional! She was a welcoming relief from the misogynist atmosphere that I had to endure while working (pro-bono no less!) for a NYC regiment in Harlem. Her support coupled with my additional collaboration with a French film company for the 50th Anniversary of the end of WW II helped to ease my frustration.

Her gift was "The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II." It was part of the WWII Commemorative Series on the Marines.

Blessings to her and thanks for inspiring this discussion on the black military in WWII.

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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