Contributions of Montford Point Marines celebrated at Cherry Point

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 04:45 PM.

In 2012, the surviving Montford Point Marines, most of them in their 80s, were the recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the country.

In March, the USNS Montford Point, a lead ship of a class of Mobile Landing Platform ships, will be christened and delivered to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.  



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