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Montford Point Marine Association Inc

HQ Phone: (773) 873-6600

The Montford Point Marines

Montford Point Marine Association Inc

Chicago Chapter #2 7011 S. Vincennes Av.

Chicago, Illinois 60621

United States

Company Description

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

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Joseph Carpenter, member of ...

www.montfordpointmarines.org [cached]

Joseph Carpenter, member of the Montford Point Marines, with wife, Ann Carpenter.

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Joseph Carpenter and Melvin Clarke don't consider themselves trailblazers.
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Carpenter and Clarke are among the "Montford Point Marines" who broke the color barrier that existed in the Marine Corps more than six decades ago.
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Carpenter and Clarke were among the 20,000 African Americans went through basic training there between 1942 and 1949.
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"We were subject to be drafted," said Carpenter.
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"When I got to Montford Point for boot camp, they immediately took me aside and put me in the company office as a clerk typist," Carpenter explained. He was put in charge of a group of African American Marines that was travelling to Montford Point for basic training. Carpenter recalled the train ride from Washington, D.C. to North Carolina.
"Once we got to D.C., all the African Americans had to move to the car right behind the coal car," he said.
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Carpenter and Clarke said the African American drill instructors that greeted them at Montford Point were tougher on them than white drill instructors because they wanted them to succeed and earn the title of Marine.
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"They were horrible," said Carpenter, who lives in Maryland.


Joseph Carpenter, member of ...

www.montfordpointmarines.com [cached]

Joseph Carpenter, member of the Montford Point Marines, with wife, Ann Carpenter.

...
Joseph Carpenter and Melvin Clarke don't consider themselves trailblazers.
...
Carpenter and Clarke are among the "Montford Point Marines" who broke the color barrier that existed in the Marine Corps more than six decades ago.
...
Carpenter and Clarke were among the 20,000 African Americans went through basic training there between 1942 and 1949.
...
"We were subject to be drafted," said Carpenter.
...
"When I got to Montford Point for boot camp, they immediately took me aside and put me in the company office as a clerk typist," Carpenter explained. He was put in charge of a group of African American Marines that was travelling to Montford Point for basic training. Carpenter recalled the train ride from Washington, D.C. to North Carolina.
"Once we got to D.C., all the African Americans had to move to the car right behind the coal car," he said.
...
Carpenter and Clarke said the African American drill instructors that greeted them at Montford Point were tougher on them than white drill instructors because they wanted them to succeed and earn the title of Marine.
...
"They were horrible," said Carpenter, who lives in Maryland.


National Newsletter April, May, 2009

www.mpma28.com [cached]

To our National Historian Original Montford Pointer Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Carpenter, who continues to represent our interest at the Marine Corps Council Meetings. The Marine Corps Council is made up of various Marine Veteran Association.


The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II (Sources)

www.npswapa.org [cached]

Henry I. Shaw, Jr., co-author of Blacks in the Marine Corps, commented on this manuscript, as did Joseph H. Carpenter, who is National Historian of the Montford Point Marine Association.


Montford Point Marines Honored at DoD Observance

www.dcmilitary.com [cached]

Joseph Carpenter, a Montford Pointer who was later commissioned.He served as a data processing officer and later worked as a civil affairs officer.

Carpenter, who retired on June 19, 1986, said he was assigned a chief clerk at Montford Point.
Geeter pointed out that Carpenter, who resides in Washington, is national historian for the Montford Point Marines Association and travels with presentation that tells the story of Montford Point.

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