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Bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines
Perfect for the WWII history buff
Available in 1.5 or 3 inches in diameter
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The Montford Point Marines Bronze Medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal. This medal is perfect for the WWII history buff, so order one for your collection and one to give away.
Awarded collectively to the Montford Point Marines at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building on June 27, 2012, the Congressional Gold Medal and this bronze version recognize their personal sacrifice and service to their country during World War II.
These were the first black Americans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps after President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that established the Fair Employment Practices Commission in June 1941. The recruits trained at Camp Montford Point near Jacksonville, North Carolina. Black Marines of the 8th Ammunition Company and the 36th Depot Company landed on the island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. The largest number of black Marines to serve in combat during World War II took part in the seizure of Okinawa, with approximately 2,000 seeing action. Some of these Marines also participated in amphibious landings on Peleliu and Saipan. During World War II, more than 19,000 black Americans served in the Marine Corps, with some 13,000 of these serving in units overseas.
The obverse, designed and sculpted by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso, features three Montford Point Marines in varying uniforms with an action scene from training filling the lower portion of the palette. The inscriptions on the outer rim are “MONTFORD POINT MARINES,” “1942” and “1949.“ The U.S. Marine Corps was integrated in 1949.
The reverse, designed and sculpted by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, depicts Montford Point Marines in formation during training, with the signature water tower, a notable feature to all Montford Point Marines, in the background. The inscriptions are “FOR OUTSTANDING PERSEVERANCE and COURAGE that INSPIRED SOCIAL CHANGE in the MARINE CORPS,” “2011” and “ACT OF CONGRESS.”