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The Montford Point Marines Hall of Fame Award honors members who have provided outstanding service to the organization. All of them supported and advanced MPMA by dedicating their time and energy to the Montford Point Marine Association. We honor these recipients of the Hall of Fame Award for their motivation and their efforts.
Medal of Honor Recipients
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When James Anderson earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam, he became the first Black Marine in history to receive the award.
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James T. Averhart Quantico VA 2009 - Current
Joseph H. Geeter III Philadelphia PA 2005-2009
Nathaniel James Camp Lejeune NC 1999-2005
Samuel F. Saxton Silver Springs MD 1999-1996
Jerome Milburn Baltimore MD 1996-1991
Gene Doughty New York NY 1991-1989
Herman W. Rhett Boston MA 1989-1985
Gene Doughty New York NY 1985-1982
Samuel F. Saxton Silver Springs MD 1982-1977
Luthan T. Dixon New York NY 1977-1975 *
William Hill Chicago IL 1975-1973 *
Ot'her Givins Chicago IL 1973-1971 *
Sterling E. Gilliam Philadelphia PA 1971-1969 *
Richard L. Dalton Cincinnati OH 1969-1968 *
Arthur E. Earley Philadelphia PA 1968-1966 *
Aaron Cunningham Chicago IL 1967-1966 * Brooks E. Gray Philadelphia PA 1966-1965 *
Men of Distinction
Portraits of former Montford Point Marines, by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera in Arlington, Va., Aug. 25, 2011, during a multi-day celebration of the 69th anniversary of Montford Point. Montford Point, which received the first African-Americans in the Marine Corps, was a racially segregated training facility which operated at Camp Lejeune, N.C., from 1942-1949. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alvin Williams)
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2006 Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.