"I was so happy that they were hanging the medals around our necks. And then when they called my name, I raised both hands up. I was happy that it had happened," he said. "I feel so much better now that things have worked out like they have."
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"I did not leave Montford Point at all, only for weekends," he said. "But that was the hardest part, because there was segregation. I had to wait until they could find a seat for me on the bus."