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Camp Davis, located on the southern coast between Wilmington and present-day Topsail Island, was an important U.S. military installation in the years just before and during U.S. involvement in World War II.
During World War 11, Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville served as the segregated training camp for the first African-American Marines. The Marine Corps was the last branch of the military to accept African-Americans. The Montford Camp Marines broke down racial barriers for future African-American recruits.