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U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., left, presents a Congressional Gold Medal to William Ramseur, right on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Ramseur, of Columbia, was a member of the Montford Point Marines who integrated the Marine Corps in the 1940s. (AP Photo)

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., left, presents a Congressional Gold Medal to William Ramseur, right on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Ramseur, of Columbia, was a member of the Montford Point Marines who integrated the Marine Corps in the 1940s. (AP Photo)

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