Stanley Porter 1921-2020

CVO member, original Montford Pointer and World War II Marine veteran Stanley Porter passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. At 98 years of age, Stanley was still active as the Montford Point Marine Association representative to CVO. Read more [...]

Volunteer to Help “Preserve The Legacy” of The Montford Point Marines

We need your help to restore and repair the Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) Veteran Center located at 7011 S. Vincennes, Chicago, Illinois 60621. We are asking for at least 50 volunteers to help work in our veteran center on November 11, 2019. The deadline to sign up is November 8, 2019. Sign up at: Read more [...]

New monument honoring first black U.S. Marines is unveiled at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C — More than 1,000 people gathered here Friday morning to honor the first African-Americans admitted to a still-segregated Marine Corps during World War II. The first phase of the National Montford Point Marine Memorial was unveiled about 75 years after the first black Marines began training here to fight for their country. The crowd included dozens of original Montford Point Marines, many of whom donned Congressional Gold Medals — the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, which were awarded in 2012. Read more [...]

VAC of Cook County Luncheon March 21, 2015

CVO at the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County Luncheon, on March 21, 2015, with organizational members, Veterans for Unification and Montford Point Marine Association, Chicago Chapter 2. Read more [...]