Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay has announced that he will award the Congressional Gold Medal, one of our nation’s highest honors, to World War II veteran, Mr. William Taylor, USMC. Clay says Taylor served in the segregated Montford Point Marines.

The Montford Point Marines helped break the back of segregation in the US Armed Forces while distinguishing themselves in combat in the Pacific theater.

In addition to honoring Taylor with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congressman Clay will also nominate eight students to attend our nation’s military academies.