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      MCLB posthumously honors Montford Point Marine

      Family members accepted the award for Private First Class James Windom. / Cody Long


      A Montford Point Marine was honored posthumously Friday afternoon with the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

      Family members accepted the award for Private First Class James Windom. Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943 and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in August 1949.

      House and Senate leaders awarded the Congressional Gold medal in June to about 400 Montford Point Marines and Windom is one of about 100 Montford Point Marines who were unable to attend the events in Washington, D.C.

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