EGA Shop  brought to   
you by MarineParents.com, Inc.

 
Category
CRL: Primary Level Enlisted: Pvt.-Cpl.
These books are from the Commandant's Reading List for enlisted Marines with the rank of Private, Private First Class, Lance Corporal, and Corporal
CRL: Primary Level Officer: WO-1st Lt.
These books are from the Commandant's Reading List for Marine Corps Officers with the rank of Warrant Officer, 2nd Lieutenant, and 1st Lieutenant
CRL: Sergeant
These books are from the Commandant's Reading List for Marine Corps Sergeants.
Historical Books
Marine Corps History Books
Shop By Category
Gift Ideas

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image

Free 
MarineParents.com 
2015 Calendar

Short on time for shopping? Gift certificates are a perfect solution! Click here.

Newsletter Signup
EGA Shop brought 
to 
you by MarineParents.com, Inc. Receive Coupons & Promos

Enter your email:

MarineParents.com

Marine 
Parents Celebrates Ten Years of Service

Item Details
Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines, The
Item Name:
Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines, The
Item #:
BK-2505
Price/ea:
$19.95  $14.57
Average Rating:

Product Image Gallery:

Commandant's Reading List
Poolee/Recruit/Private/Private First Class/Lance Corporal/Corporal/Sergeant/Staff Sergeant

With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps—the last all-white branch of the U.S. military—was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Between 1942 and 1949 (when the base was closed as a result of President Truman's 1948 order fully desegregating all military forces) more than 20,000 men trained at Montford Point, most of them going on to serve in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as members of support units. This book, in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name, tells the story of these Marines for the first time.

Drawing from interviews with 60 veterans, The Marines of Montford Point relates the experiences of these pioneers in their own words. From their stories, we learn about their reasons for enlisting; their arrival at Montford Point and the training they received there; their lives in a segregated military and in the Jim Crow South; their experiences of combat and service in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; and their legacy. The Marines speak with flashes of anger and humor, sometimes with sorrow, sometimes with great wisdom, and always with a pride fostered by incredible accomplishment in the face of adversity. This book serves to recognize and to honor the men who desegregated the Marine Corps and loyally served their country in three major wars.

 
 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807861769
  • 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches, 216 pages
  • Published August 14, 2009
In Stock!
Quantity:
 
Featured Items
__Recruit Training Matrix: Parris Island (MCRD)
More Info
$1.25
Scarf: Fringed Stars and Stripes
More Info
$18.95
Wristband: Pray for our Troops (Defending Freedom)
More Info
$2.00
_Glitter T-Shirt (Unisex): EGA
More Info
$27.95
__Standard T-Shirt: 1st Recruit Btn
More Info
$16.95
Ribbon Car Magnet: Dress Blue, Proud Dad
More Info
$5.25
Garden Flag: Spring EGA
More Info
$16.95
Banner: 3rd Recruit Btn (Custom)
More Info
$26.95
Decal, Tail Light, Marine Corps EGA
More Info
$8.25
Watch (Men's), USMC Digital Field Watch
More Info
$29.95
EGA Lapel Pin: My Niece is a Marine
More Info
$4.95  $4.25
License Plate Frame: Marine Dad
More Info
$14.95
_T-Shirt (Unisex): Proud Family -Varsity
More Info
$21.85
T-Shirt: Marine Globe & Anchor (By Black Ink)
More Info
$16.95
Garden Flag: Yellow Footprints, I've Got a Marine in the Making
More Info
$13.95
Mug, Handcrafted: Eagle, Globe and Anchor
More Info
$26.95
_Custom Engraved Coin with Marine Corps Crest
More Info
$34.95
_T-Shirt (Ladies): Proud Mom-EGA
More Info
$21.95
Item Reviews
Do you own this item? We'd love to hear from you! Click the button to write a review. When you've written five reviews, let us know and we'll send you a coupon for $5 off your next purchase!

Related Items
Featured Items
__Recruit Training Matrix: Parris Island (MCRD)
More Info
$1.25
Scarf: Fringed Stars and Stripes
More Info
$18.95
Wristband: Pray for our Troops (Defending Freedom)
More Info
$2.00
_Glitter T-Shirt (Unisex): EGA
More Info
$27.95
__Standard T-Shirt: 1st Recruit Btn
More Info
$16.95
Ribbon Car Magnet: Dress Blue, Proud Dad
More Info
$5.25
  Donations   Home   Shop Category   Featured Items   Gift Cards   Customer Service   Returns   Custom Product Policy   Shipping   Size Charts   Charity Programs   Photos   Contact

For questions or to order by phone, call 573-449- 2003, ext. 4
MarineParents.com, Inc. is an IRS- Approved 501(c)(3) Public Charity
Copyright © 2003-14 MarineParents.com, Inc.

Powered by Web-PAD