Henry Rayner (center) of Dudley, N.C., was among about 400 black veterans awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday on Capitol Hill for helping integrate the Marine Corps during World War II. (Associated Press)

Henry Rayner (center) of Dudley, N.C., was among about 400 black veterans awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday on Capitol Hill for helping integrate the Marine Corps during World War II. (Associated Press)