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'No colored allowed': Black South Jersey men share struggle to join Marines in 1940s

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 1:45 am

Four area men struggled to join the Marine Corps during World War II, desiring to serve their country in a position other than cleaning and cooking at a time when African-Americans were called “colored.” But in the end, the men were able to serve with dignity.

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