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Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .

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Local Montford Point Marine remembered

Lawrence “Reggie” Lucas was a pioneer in the annals of military service.  Lucas, who died  on Saturday, was a member of the Montford Point Marines, the first Marine units open to  blacks during World War II.  I wrote about Lucas in June when he and other Montford Pointers received the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Read my story here. Also, see my column in tomorrow’s paper.

Montford Point Marine Reggie Lucas, at his home in Spotsylvania in June.

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