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Montford Point Memories: Allen Williams

Our Montford Point Marines series, honoring the legacy of the first African-Americans in the Marine Corps, continues with recollections from 88-year-old Allen Williams. Mr. Williams left Connecticut to enlist in the Marine Corp in 1948.   He was 18-years-old when he arrived at Camp Montford Point for basic training.  The complete interview with Mr. Williams will soon be archived in the Military Collections at the State Archives of North Carolina.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.