The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
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Montford Point Marine Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit veterans organization




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To construct a fitting memorial to honor the 20,000 African American Marines who fought for the "Right to Fight” and to educate and inspire youth and Marines (Past / Present / Future) and instill the value of perseverance.


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Breaking through racial barriers, the Montford Point Marines transformed the face of the Marine Corps. Their honor, courage and commitment played a critical role, not only in integrating the Marine Corps but also in some of our nation's greatest battles. For their bravery, they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor.




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The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Created and authorized by Congress, the Veterans History Project received unanimous support in the House and Senate and was signed into law on October 27, 2000.


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During a demonstration while training at Montford Point, Cpl Arvin L. "Tony" Ghazlo, instructor in unarmed combat, disarms his assistant, PFC Ernest Jones. National Archives Photo 127-N-5334
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The website is directed toward multiple audiences ranging from scholars and researchers to the general public. All of the information provided by this site is free and accessible to the public. We hope you will use the information and share it and the website with all of those who are interested in knowing more about the historical experiences of the nearly one billion people of African ancestry around the world.


All the voluteers involved in this effort are military voluteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way.  You send your support (Letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when the see the "Attn Any, Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Coast Guard line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of that service member who don't get much or any mail first.  Everything is shared.


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