LI man, 91, finally presented with Marine uniform

Vincent Long, 91, was presented with a Marine

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Vincent Long, 91, was presented with a Marine Corps dress blue uniform at his Hempstead home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and received the Mayor's Award at a ceremony at Hempstead City Hall. Long, a retired MTA train engineer, served in a segregated unit during World War II, at a time when few black Marines were issued dress uniforms. (Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman)

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