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James “Jimmy” Cook Jr., an Army veteran, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his father, who was one of the Montford Point Marines.
By Davarrick Turner, Knoxville News Sentinel
The lives of these Marines and pro baseball players, who witnessed flag-raising at Iwo Jima, were shaped by their service in the Corps
Marine Corps veterans Bill Greason and Wayne "Twig" Terwilliger, who passed away in early February, went on to establish lasting legacies in the major leagues after fighting in the Pacific during World War II.
By Anne Keene