Montford Point Memories: Vaughn Whitworth

Oct 17, 2018

Our Montford Point Memories series, honoring the legacy of the first African-Americans in the Marine Corps, continues with recollections from 92 year old Vaughn H. Whitworth.  Mr. Whitworth grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.  He was drafted into the Marine Corps in November 1943 and sent to Camp Montford Point for basic training when he was 17 years old. The complete interview with Mr. Whitworth will soon be archived in the Military Collections at the State Archive of North Carolina in Raleigh.