- Angus Hardie Jamerson, one of the first black U.S. Marines, has died at age 89, the Associated Press reported.
- Jamerson, who went by Jay, was a member of the so-called Montford Point Marines
- They were the first wave of black Marines who served in the U.S. military after President Franklin Roosevelt directed the Marine Corps to accept black recruits in 1941.
- Jamerson was drafted in 1945, while he was a student at Morehouse College.
- He his fellow black Marines trained at Montford Point, a segregated training facility outside of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Read more