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Rock-T closes out the week by showing love to a legendary HBCU figure in history, Sergeant Major Gilbert “Hashmark” Johnson.

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He was one of the first African Americans to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and one of the first African American drill instructors in the Marine Corps.

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Johnson was known as “Hashmark” because he had more service stripes than rank stripes!

 

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