RECOGNIZING ROBERT MOORE AS CONSTITUENT OF THE MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 40
(Extensions of Remarks - February 28, 2020)

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          RECOGNIZING ROBERT MOORE AS CONSTITUENT OF THE MONTH

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                            HON. MIKE LEVIN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, February 28, 2020

  Mr. LEVIN of California. Madam Speaker, it is my honor to recognize a 
local veteran from my district, Robert ``Bob'' Moore, as my February 
Constituent of the Month. February is Black History Month, and it is 
only fitting to recognize Moore's patriotism and perseverance in 
celebration. Robert Moore is one of the nation's first black men to 
serve in the Marine Corps and last surviving Montford Point Marine.
  During a time of extreme division, Robert Moore knew he had a calling 
to serve. As one of the nation's first black men to join the Marine 
Corps, he trained in all-white segregated base camps. Not only did he 
face racism and discrimination during his training, but he and the 
other black Marines also struggled with a lack of opportunity and 
ignorance towards their war-heroism. Yet he persisted, and in 2011 at 
the request of then-Marine Commandant James F. Amos, President Barack 
Obama authorized the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to all 
Montford Point Marines, including Robert Moore.
  I launched a Constituent of the Month program to recognize 
individuals who have gone above and beyond to make our region and our 
country a stronger place for everyone to live and thrive. Moore is an 
exemplary model of perseverance, courage and honor. I thank him for 
being an esteemed resident of California's 49th district, and I am 
honored to represent him.

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