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South Fulton Man Receives Congressional Medal

November 12th, 2012 - By Steve James

A South Fulton resident was awarded The Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony over the weekend.

87 year old Herbert Johnson Junior was presented the award on Saturday at the The Pontotoc Community Center Building on behalf of the Montford Point Marines

Montford Point North Carolina was a base that the Marine Corps trained African Americans during World War Two. Roughly 20,000 other African American Marines trained at the base which operated from 1942 to 1949.

The group was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in June, and each member has received a replica of the medal that’s housed on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia.

Mr. Johnson enlisted in the Corps on July 28th 1943, and was Honorably discharged as a Corporal. During his enlistment, he served overseas in the Pacific area.