Congress Honors Montford Point Marines With Medal
WASHINGTON -- Sitting in his wheelchair, James Dixon got choked up when he reflected on the importance of the Congressional Gold Medal for his fellow Marines.
Dixon, one of an expected 400 Montford Point Marines being recognized for breaking the military's final color barrier in the 1940s, had made the trip from his home in nearby Baltimore for the ceremony in the Capitol. Half a dozen men from Fayetteville were also scheduled to attend the function in the Emancipation Hall.
These veterans had gathered to more