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William Ramseur holds up his Congressional Gold Medal presented to him by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn 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)

William Ramseur holds up his Congressional Gold Medal presented to him by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn 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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