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Montford Point Marines

FIRST ON 3: Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal months after ceremony

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video Though he's not your typical Montford Pointer, Col. Anthony Caputo was just as much a piece of history as the men he trained. Wednesday, he was honored for his actions and his refusal to only look skin deep. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners honor Montford Pt. Marines, retiring reps

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New Hanover County Commissioners took their turn to recognize the dedication the Montford Point Marines made to their county. The also honored a pair of retiring state representatives. Full story...
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Wilmington honors Montford Point Marines

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The Wilmington Commission on African-American History will host a reception before tonight's City Council meeting to honor the Wilmington Chapter of the Montford Point Marines. The reception is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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