Montford Point Marines Extend Gratitude

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation hosted the Camp Lejeune Luncheon at the Marston Pavilion on Oct. 31 for active duty, retirees, spouses and Corps friends.

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation hosted the Camp Lejeune Luncheon at the Marston Pavilion on Oct. 31 for active duty, retirees, spouses and Corps friends.

The guest speaker was SgtMaj Robert "Grant" VanOostrom Sergeant Major, II Marine Expeditionary Force. The sponsors include: Whiting-Turner, T.D. Solutions, Nammo Talley, T-D, Boeing, Professional Solutions, Engility, and USAA.

During the luncheon, representatives from the Montford Point Marines Association gave a Congressional Medal replica to MCA&F in gratitude for MCA&F’s financial support of all the replica medals for the first Black Marines. The MCA&F-funded medals were distributed to the Montford Point Marines in June.


Photo credit: Jack Jackson, Marine Corps League Public Relations Officer