First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.
Step 1: "Then I heard booming "Hey, kid, what do you think you're doing!" spoken very loudly from the meat counter..I remember not looking at the man, but standing there, feeling humiliated because I knew everyone in the store must have heard him yell at me" (Cofer 436).