Montford Point Memories: Edwin Fizer Jr.

48 minutes ago

93-year-old Edwin Fizer Jr. speaking at the Montford Point Memorial Gifting Ceremony in July 2018.
Credit G. Taylor/National Montford Point Marine Association

Our "Montford Point Memories" series, honoring the legacy of the first African-Americans in the Marine Corps, continues with recollections from 93-year-old Edwin Fizer Jr. 

Mr. Fizer grew up in New Orleans, Loisiana and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942.  He was one of the first recruits to arrive at the segregated training facility Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC. 

A warning that some of the language in this interview may be offensive to some listeners.