10/31/16: Ambassador Theodore Britton, U.S. Marine Corps, Congressional Medal Recipient
Join us for a Veteran celebration on Monday, October 31. Rotarian Genma Holmes will have a ‘fireside chat’ with Ambassador Theodore Britton. Ambassador Britton served in the U. S. Marine Corps, participating in the staging for the invasion of Japan. He also served in the Korean War.
Between 1942 and 1949, Britton and about 20,000 other black men received training at Montford Point, at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina. They were the first group of Blacks to enter the Marine Corps.
He is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, the nation’s highest civilian honor for distinguished achievement. The Montford Point Marines were honored in 2011 for their dedicated service.
From 1974 to 1977, Britton served as Ambassador (Chief of Mission) to Barbados and the State of Grenada. He simultaneously served as the U.S. Special Representative to the States of Antigua, Dominica, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia and St. Vincent.