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Montford Point Marines 1942-1949  

From 1942-1949, appx. 20,000 African-American men enlisted in the Marine Corps. This guide highlights select archival resources concerning the Montford Point Marines & their contribution to Marine Corps history.
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Oral History Overview

Marian Ives

Overview of World War II Marine Corps career. She discusses family background, schooling, civil defense programs, joining the Marine Corps, hearing about Pearl Harbor attack, the troop train that took her to boot camp, memories of boot camp, experiences with Montford Point Marines, duty assignment at Cherry Point and mess duty, assignment to celestial navigation school, school's curriculum, instructors, others, working with simulators, becoming an instructor herself, training schedule, uniforms, leave in New York, a fire in the building with synthetic Link trainers, barracks life and free time, liberty, dating, meeting Tyrone Power, visit from Mom, VJ day, CMT reunions, death of President Roosevelt, perspective on today's Women Marines.


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