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Montford Point marines to be honored

WASHINGTON (WTOC) -

The first African-American marines, also known as Montford Point marines, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. An estimated 20,000 African-American recruits were trained at Montford Point during World War II.

About 400 Montford Point marines will be attending the ceremony, including 21 men from Georgia are getting a bronze replica of the medal.

WTOC's Dawn Baker will be there for the ceremony.  

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