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DeLoyce McMurray - World War II

DeLoyce McMurray enlisted in the Marines following high school in 1944, and was assigned to an all-black Service Battalion in the 2nd Marine Division. Stationed at Wake Is., he helped evacuate wounded troops from Iwo Jima. Following the war he worked as computer operator in the early days of computers, serving as a civilian overseas.

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Corporal DeLoyce McMurray during his service in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. Semper Fidelis

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DeLoyce McMurray on 15 May 2009.

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Alton, Illinois

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May 15, 2009

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Mr. & Mrs. McMurray in their home in Alton, IL on the day of the interview.

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Alton, Illinois

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May 15, 2009

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Mr. & Mrs. McMurray with daughter, Neyna Johnson.

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Alton, Illinois

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15 May 2009

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McMurray’s U.S. Marine Corps ‘Certificate of Honorable and Satisfactory Service’ for his duty during World War II.

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On July 2, 2013 DeLoyce McMurray was presented the Congressional Gold Medal by Senator Richard Durbin due to his service during WWII with the Montford Marines. The ceremony occurred at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield

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July 2, 2013

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Senator Durbin and Maj. Greg Gordon presented DeLoyce McMurray the Congressional Gold Medal "In recognition of the selfless service and sacrifice" of the Montford Point Marines during WWII on July 2, 2013.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield

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July 2, 2013

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DeLoyce McMurray received this United States Marine Corps Montford Point Marines Certificate of Recognition. The certificate recognized the "selfless service and sacrifice" of the Montford Point Marines during WWII.

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DeLoyce McMurray being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal by Senator Durbin and Maj. Gordon on July 2, 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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July 2, 2013

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Seated with DeLoyce McMurray are many family and friend who celebrated his wartime accomplishments at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in July, 2013. Senator Dick Durbin is seated at the right.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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July, 2013

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The front facing of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to all Montford Pointe Marines. McMurray was presented with his medal for his wartime service during a special ceremony held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in July, 2013.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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July, 2013

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The reverse side of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Montford Point Marines. McMurray was presented with his medal for his wartime service during a special ceremony held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in July, 2013.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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July, 2013

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