IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Hundreds of black Marines receive highest civilian honor

02:28

Oscar Culp and George Mitchell, among the first blacks admitted to the Marine Corps, were immediately segregated from white Marines as they trained in Montford Point, NC. But once they were in the heat of battle in the Pacific, that racial divide disappeared. Wednesday afternoon they and the other Montford Point survivors were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.