In honor of Veterans Day, I want to recognize some veterans I’ve had the privilege of interviewing in the past year or so. Honored as Local Heroes, these are men who served in the Marines, the Navy and the Army. They fought with valor and dignity.
The Montford Point Marines are a little known part of U.S. military history. Born out of necessity, when African American men were first drafted to serve in World War II, the legacy of the Marines who trained at Montford Point in North Carolina is a mirror of the times, back when segregation and discrimination were par for the course. Continue reading →