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Members of the Montford Point Marines train with artillery in New River, N.C., in April 1945. The House voted 422-0 Tuesday to award the unit the Congressional Gold Medal. "They served with great valor and distinction and loved their country more than their country loved them at the time," Rep. Brad Miller, North Carolina Democrat, said. (U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press)

Members of the Montford Point Marines train with artillery in New River, N.C., in April 1945. The House voted 422-0 Tuesday to award the unit the Congressional Gold Medal. "They served with great valor and distinction and loved their country more than their country loved them at the time," Rep. Brad Miller, North Carolina Democrat, said. (U.S. Marine Corps via Associated Press)

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