BROWSE BY:     Title Number Subject Creator Digital Content

Interview with Alvin Banker, December 20, 2000 | UNCW Archives and Special Collections Online Database

pdf icon Get PDF Version
 
Available:
Title:
Interview with Alvin Banker, December 20, 2000
Date:
December 20, 2000
Description:

Alvin Banker joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 16, 1942. He attended boot camp at Montford Point, Camp LeJeune, N.C. Montford Point, which opened April 26, 1942, was a segregated training facility constructed to accommodate the first African American Marine Corps recruits. Banker was one these recruits.

Banker was assigned to a Special Duty Platoon of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion. He remained at Montford Point as a cook and Mess Supervisor until September of 1946. He was then transferred to the 6th Colored Replacement Draft Marines and Deployed to the Marianna Islands. He served in the Pacific and the U.S. until August of 1966.

Repository:
UNCW Archives and Special Collections Online Database
Found in:
Randall Library | UNCW Archives and Special Collections | Online Database | Contact Us | Admin Login
Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign