Howard P. Perry

Howard P. Perry, of the United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 1943. In August 1942, Perry was the first volunteer to report to boot camp after the Marines began to accept African American recruits. Following President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 8802, the Marine Corps began to enlist African Americans on June 1, 1942, when Alfred Masters became the first volunteer to be officially sworn in. (Photo by Roger Smith/PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
Howard P. Perry, of the United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 1943. In August 1942, Perry was the first volunteer to report to boot camp after the Marines began to accept African American recruits. Following President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 8802, the Marine Corps began to enlist African Americans on June 1, 1942, when Alfred Masters became the first volunteer to be officially sworn in. (Photo by Roger Smith/PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
Howard P. Perry
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01 March, 1943
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First African American Enlistee
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