On this Memorial Day, we celebrate the fine men and women who fought and continue to fight bravely for our country. Though, every year, there are always a few soldiers whose contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces were never recognized or celebrated.

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Next month, the Montford Point Marines, a group of Black American soldiers who were forced to segregated training and supporting roles during World War II, will be honored with Congressional Gold Medals next month, the Detroit Free Press reports. Last year, Congress voted for a Congressional Gold Medal for their service. President Barack Obama approved the honor.

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There were 20,000 Marines in World War II. Though, only 300 of them are believed to be alive.

In the video above, Montford Point Marines from Detroit reflect on their days training for a war their country had no intention of sending them into.

Black WWII Vets Relegated To ‘Supporting Roles’ To Receive Congressional Gold Medals [VIDEO]  was originally published on newsone.com

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