February 5, 1916|
|Died||June 16, 1975
Anthony, New Mexico
|Unit||United States Marine Corps|
|Spouse(s)||Isabell Masters (divorced), Mary Hendricks|
Alfred Masters (February 5, 1916 - June 16, 1975) was an African-American member of the United States Marine Corps. Masters became the very first African American in the United States Marines at his swearing-in on June 1, 1942, at 12:01am in Oklahoma City and then his first training camp was Montford Point in North Carolina. Masters rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant.
Alfred Masters married Mary Hendricks in 1949 and they had five children, 3 girls--Mary Ann Masters, Kathryn Louise Masters and Carolyn Donata Masters Faulkner--and 2 boys--Otto Joe Masters and Alfred Dan Masters.
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- Williams, Janette (2011-09-20). "Political activist Isabell Masters, whose presidential ambitions started in Pasadena, dies at 98". Pasadena Star-News. Retrieved 2011-10-08.[dead link]
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