Montford Point http://publicradioeast.org en Remembering the Montford Point Marines http://publicradioeast.org/post/remembering-montford-point-marines <p>We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.</p><p></p><p>Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp.&nbsp; They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.&nbsp; Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran.&nbsp;&nbsp; At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:12:17 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 36064 at http://publicradioeast.org Remembering the Montford Point Marines The Down East Journal (02/21/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-022114 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, we remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.&nbsp; And, conversation and music with Cabaret singer Deborah Boily about her upcoming benefit concert this weekend for the New Bern Civitan Club.&nbsp; The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:31:24 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 34670 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (02/21/14)