During the moving ceremony the six men spoke of brotherhood, courage, and the tough times that befell them all those years ago
Just last year the group was awarded the congressional gold medal, the highest civilian award the government can bestow--a small symbol of their appreciation-- but one that the marines say, was long overdue
Former Captain John Vanoy told us ".it was a long time coming but we finally got it after 65 years, but I cherish the medal .." and Sergeant James Reynolds told us "the whole process brought me to tears because it was something that in my life I didn't think i would ever see ..."
This marks the second time the Montford point marines have visited the Stateline, event coordinator Leah Nelson says she hopes its certainly not the last telling us "..as long as we can invite them out and their willing to make the trip we're delighted to have them come and share their stories with us in the area."
A sentiment shared by all six men who say they'll always be willing to speak as long as there are those, willing to listen.