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USMC - Together We Served

MONTFORD POINT MARINES WERE THERE "The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base
 
 

 

which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat. By their victory, the 3d, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the 5th Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Amer-who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue." Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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 These are the African American Marine Generals with the Commandant of the Marine Corps

at the funeral of Captain Frederick Branch on 20 April 2005.  Captain Branch was the first

African American Marine Officer commissioned on 10 November 1945.

From left to right;
Brigadier General Ronald S. Coleman
Major General select WIllie J. WIlliams
Major General retired Clifford L. Stanley
Major General retired and former US Ambassador Jerome G. Cooper
CMC General Michael W. Hagee
Lieutenant General retired Frank Peterson Jr
Brigidier General retired George H. Walls Jr (rear)
Major General select Walter E. Gaskin
Major General retired Leo V. Williams III
Brigadier General Retired John R. Thomas
 
I know Generals Fields, Bolden, WIlson and BG select Anthony Jackson all wish they could
have been there but they were all hopelessly committed elsewhere.  All sent their condolences.
 
James Stewart Jr > FRAME GREAT PICTURES photo
 
FRED BRANCH, long time Philadelphian, educator, & first African American Commissioned
Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps
 

James Stewart Jr > Records and Documents >  F  BRANCH USMC

 
 
   

 

 JAMES E STEWART JR PRESIDENT

JOHN TILLMAN VICE PRESIDENT

Historical advisor Byron Stewart PhD

 

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