Monday, May 16, 2016

African American WWII Veteran Receives Congressional Medal

A World War II veteran from Michigan has been honored for his service, 70 years after he enlisted. 92-year-old John Willie Jordan was among the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. His son, Tracey, watched on as his dad was given a Congressional Gold Medal Monday.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters presented Jordan with his medal at a ceremony Monday morning in Farmington. Corporal Jordan trained at Camp Montford Point in North Carolina.

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