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Joseph Carpenter

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National Historian

Phone: (773) ***-****  HQ Phone
Montford Point Marine Association Inc
Montford Point Marine Association 27 Red Tail Court
Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
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...   more
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National Newsletter April, May, 2009
www.mpma28.com, 1 May 2009 [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.
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.
Convention 2009
www.mpma28.com, 26 Aug 2009 [cached]
National Historian Mr. Joseph Carpenter
Joseph Carpenter, member of ...
www.montfordpointmarines.com [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.
...
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.
Montford Point Marines Honored at DoD Observance
www.dcmilitary.com, 15 Feb 2007 [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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