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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the first African Americans to serve in the Marine Corps reported; scenes shown of the ceremony with Speaker of the House John Boehner.

(Hampton, Virginia: Byron Pitts) The recollections of Montford Points Marines Rudy Carter about his service in World War II presented; photos shown; details given about the black Marines’ role at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. [CARTER – says he hated segregation and joining the Marines gave him a chance to become a full-fledged citizen; says they wanted us to become stewards and wait on their officers; says the Marine Corps taught him to be a man.]

Pelley, Scott;
Pitts, Byron

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