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At Last: Montford Marines Honors

Whenever military service came up I couldn't truthfully say, 'Yeah, I'm a proud Marine,'" Smith said. "I tried to say it and it wouldn't quite come out."
Smith was one of thousands of African Americans who joined the Marine Corps during World War II and then learned they would be shipped off to a separate boot camp for blacks and serve in segregated support units commanded by white officers.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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