You are here

The late Lenon Lathan is pictured here when he became a Montford Point Marine and when he received the Congressional Gold Medal. Photo submitted
Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter
9:24 am CST February 14, 2018
The Orland Park community said goodbye to a Congressional Gold Medal recipient and one of the last living Montford Point Marines Jan. 27. Lenon Lathan died at the age of 91. His loved ones remember him as a trailblazer, a people person, and a loving and caring soul who had a lifelong passion for learning. His contributions to the communities in which he lived and to the nation, through his service, leave a lasting impact.