Chicago-area Coalition of Veteran Organization Members www.CoalitionofVets.org
The large group met in a meeting with the Monford Point Marine Association of Chicago, Illinois, where Mr. James A. Reynolds Jr. and Mr. Stanley Porter were two interesting senior citizen African American World War II veterans who told their story about their experience with being a part of the first groups of Black Marines in the United States military, around the year 1942. Continue reading →
We’ll be celebrating African American History Month by hearing from two Original Montford Pointers—Mr. James Reynolds and Mr. Stanley Porter—speaking on their history as original African American Marines when the services were still segregated. Be sure to come and hear their impressive stories. Both are recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal for their contributions to the Marine Corps and desegregation.
We will also discuss the upcoming fundraiser in April.