3rd Marine Division Marine Honors First African-American Medal of Honor Recipient

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    U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James Anderson Jr. Anderson served with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division during the Vietnam War. Bease, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is the company first sergeant for Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Carl King Jr.)

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