Our Legacy


The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veteran organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corpsfrom 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina.


The purpose of the Association is to support educational assistance, veteran programs, and promotion of community services. The Association works to improve the social conditions of our veterans, local families, youth and the growing population of senior citizens. Membership in the Association is open to veterans and active members of all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces regardless of race, creed, or national origin.

Montford Point Marines

The Congressinal Gold Medal

NHD Documentary - The Right to Fight: The Story of the Montford Point Marines by Joshua Abre

This video won many awards all the way to the National level in The National History Day Junior Individual Documentary Contest

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