Local Marine presented with medal in Fairfield

Local Marine presented with medal

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - A local Montford Point Marine was presented a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Friday.

Booker Weatherall, of Fairfield, was honored at the Fairfield Banquet and is one of about 100 Montford Point Marines who were unable to attend the Congressional Gold Medal events in D.C. in June. Marine unites across the country are holding ceremonies in their honor to ensure the proper presentation and recognition of each Montford Point Marine.

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor awarded as the utmost expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.

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