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Sep 11, 2012

NEW YORK – Maj. Gregory Wyche, assistant inspector and instructor officer for 6th Communications Battalion, presents Clement Poussaint, an original Montford Point Marine, with a Congressional Gold Medal during an awards ceremony Sept. 8, at the Harlem YMCA, here. Poussaint served as an acting sergeant major during World War II and received a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award that may be bestowed upon a civilian, for his contributions that led to the eventual desegregation of the armed forces.

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