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Howard P. Perry, the first African-American to enlist in the United States Marines Corps on 1 Jun 1942

Caption   Howard P. Perry, the first African-American to enlist in the United States Marines Corps on 1 Jun 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   208-NP-10KK-1
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Dec 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
20 Feb 2009 10:02:21 AM

2. denesha says:
5 Mar 2009 11:13:34 AM

yeah he did a good thing in world war 2 and he is a handsome man lol(it's ya gurl dede baby and i'm out gucci)
3. Girl304. says:
15 Feb 2010 08:32:00 PM

I'm thinking he is a good man. Also, at Denesha, you're really wierd. "it's ya gurl dede baby and im out gucci"? Reallllllly?
4. bobby says:
1 Mar 2010 07:29:58 AM

5. too smart says:
22 Jun 2010 01:02:49 PM

great man!!!!! but for the dummy making stupid comments on here,do that on facebook or something...
6. Anonymous says:
24 Sep 2010 11:56:28 AM

people making stupid comments on this are incredibly disrespectful. do that somewhere else
7. Lynn Anderson says:
31 May 2011 10:08:27 AM

If it were not for Pvt Perry, Hashmark Johnson, Sgt/Mag Smith and others that stood up for equility in the Corps. I and others like me would not have served as a Marine. Semper Fi
8. Nikki G says:
28 Jun 2011 11:10:29 PM

To those who serve...I commend, admire, respect, and thank you!
9. Anonymous says:
7 Mar 2012 03:49:28 PM

weres all the info at on howard p perry???
10. Anonymous says:
14 Jan 2015 09:27:28 AM

Yea, when was he born, when did he die, where did he die what unit was he with medals he obtained campaigns he participated in? All questions that should be in a biography.

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