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Alabama Man Who Helped Integrate Marines Dies



by Shelly Haskins

Raymond Williams, a member of the first U.S. Marines unit to accept African Americans during World War II, died Sunday in Birmingham at age 92, said his son, Kevin Williams.

A corporal in the Montford Point Marines, Raymond Williams lived in Huntsville until recently moving to Birmingham to live with his daughter Felicia and son-in-law Buck Johnson, the former University of Alabama and NBA basketball star.

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