Congressional Gold Medal en Montford Point Marines receive Congressional Gold Medal; Jonas Bender shares his story <p><font color="black" face="arial" size="2"><font color="black" face="arial" size="2"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yellow Springs, Ohio resident Jonas Bender was proud to serve as a member of the Montford Point Marines. Bender and 20,000 members of the group who broke the Corps&rsquo; color barrier were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal recently in Washington, D.C.<br /><br /> President Barack Obama signed the bill awarding the medal to the Montford Point Marines last year.<br /> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:09:55 +0000 Wayne Baker 19285 at