Montford Point Black Marines

 Superintendent Butler, Principal Hendrix, the Coleman family and Cpl. Brooks

A South Park Middle School student had his Christmas dream come true Thursday, Dec. 18, when his older brother, U.S. Marine Corporal Robert Brooks, surprised him during a holiday program in the school’s auditorium.

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Andrew Miles, 88, one of the first 20,000 African-Americans to enter the United States Marine Corps in 1944, was honored Thursday, June 12, in a ceremony in his room at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont as part of the hospice center’s veterans program.

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