Willie Hazelrig, a WWII veteran who served with the Montford Marines, the first black Marine unit, holds up a picture of himself from the war.
Willie Hazelrig, a WWII veteran who served with the Montford Marines, the first black Marine unit, holds up a picture of himself from the war.
Photo by Allison Love .
published Friday, August 24th, 2012
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LAFAYETTE, Ga. — When Willie Haslerig was drafted on May 20, 1945, he'd never heard of the U.S. Marines.

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