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Joseph H. Carpenter

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The HistoryMakers

1900 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Illinois,60616

United States

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The History Makers offer you the opportunity to encounter the Romans, the Vikings, or the Anglo Saxons through the things they made, the stories they told, and the lives they lived. This unique, interactive experience is not about telling - it's about doing....more

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U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Joseph H. Carpenter was born on June 19, 1924 in Washington, D.C. Carpenter graduated from Cardozo High School in June of 1942.
He briefly attended George Washington University from 1964 to 1966 where he studied liberal arts before earning a commission with the U.S. Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. In May of 1943, Carpenter enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps along with thousands of African Americans and completed basic training at the segregated boot camp at Montford Point Camp near Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was promoted to chief clerk in 1945 and became the first African American to be assigned duty at the U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Carpenter separated from the military in 1949 and worked as a civil servant in various government positions. In 1966, after briefly attending George Washington University, he re-entered the military and was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. Carpenter was assigned as an officer with the 4th Civil Affairs Group and deployed during peacekeeping operations to Norway, Panama, and Puerto Rico, and Vietnam. Continuing to serve in data processing and other staff and clerical positions throughout his career, Carpenter rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring in 1986. In 1965, Carpenter was founding member of the Montford Point Marines Association, which was established to reunite veterans and active-duty Marines Corps personnel that trained at Montford Point Camp between 1942 and 1949. He is also a founding member of the Montford Point Marines Museum, which is housed at Montford Point Camp (now Camp Johnson). In 2012, President Barack Obama bestowed upon Carpenter the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal for service as a Montford Point Marine. Carpenter has also been recognized by the Montford Point Marines Association for his efforts to preserve and share the legacy of the Montford Point Marines as pioneers in the United States Marine Corps. U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Carpenter was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 15, 2013.


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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.


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