COLUMBIA — On Wednesday, President Barack Obama presented Columbia resident Lawrence Diggs with a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the United States, for serving as one of the first African-American Marines.
Columbia native receives high honor for being one of first African-American Marines
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