Gerry Butler

Independent Historian

Gerry Butler has a History Degree from the University of Washington specializing in Military History. Though his current career is in technology and Healthcare, his passions will always be researching history, traveling to major historical sites of the world, and spending as much time as possible with his wife (Karen) and children (Jack and Lily).

Montford Point Marines (1942-1949)

With the beginning of World War II African Americans would get their chance to be in “the toughest outfit going,” the previously all-white Marine Corps.  The first recruits reported to Montford Point, a small section of land on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on August 26, … Read MoreMontford Point Marines (1942-1949)