MPMA 2012 Gala - Flyer
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Presenting 2011 Congressional Gold Medal Recipients,
MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOCIATION, INC. (MPMA, INC.)
Quantico Chapter 32 and Ladies Auxiliary
Cost : $50.00 per person
(No Tickets available at the door)
For Tickets Contact : Mr. Forest Spencer 703.994.8273; Mr. Wayne Kelly 540.514.9405; Dr. Cladie Spears 540.846.7270; Ms. Catrina Upshaw 540.903.5988
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PRESERVING the LEGACY
HONORING the PAST and CELEBRATING the FUTURE
Cpl Leon Brooks will represent the 6th Regiment USCT at this event honoring the Montford Marines.
On June 25, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission and opening the doors for the very first African-Americans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The first African-American recruits were trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, NC. More than 19,000 African-Americans would serve in the Marine Corps during World War II, including the landing on the island of Iowa Jima and the seizure of Okinawa.
The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively to the Montford Point Marines at a ceremony held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on June 27, 2012. The medal was awarded in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service during World War II.
Oct 17, 2012
Colored Troops Information Exchange: Battle of Red Bank: Battle of Red Bank 18th Century Field Day features a Revolutionary War reenactment of an historic battle was a major victory for t...
Oct 8, 2012
1st Rhode Island in early war dress. Antoine Watts Commanding
After Action Report: Engagement at GermantownAttendance - 8 men Attached – 2 men Glover’s Marbleheaders Combined total – 10 men Orders - Lt. Watts’ Combined RI/Mass Company on detached duty from Fort Mercer Deployment – Marched as one company Summary – Colonel Christopher Greene, 1st RI Regt. At Fort Mercer, New Jersey Action of October 6th, 1777 Colonel Greene, I have the pleasure to report that the event went very smoothly. All members had their own weapons and accoutrements. We were able to carry our own colors onto the field this day. What a glorious sight that was to behold! We participated in both attacks on the Chew mansion. During the first the attack we were obliged to fight back to back with a Pennsylvania unit as we fought our way out of encirclement. The company throughout the entire day acquitted themselves admirably. After the engagement the company had many pleasant discussions with the public about Africans and their roles in the American Revolution, and promoting participation the hobby. We answered many questions and had a few interviews with some of the school students there. I had the honor and privilege to lead some of the best men of the Continental Line on the field that day. I only hope that I served them as well as they served me. Humbly submitted, Lieutenant Antoine R. Watts, 1st RI Regt..