Alvin Banker joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 16, 1942. He attended boot camp at Montford Point, Camp LeJeune, N.C. Montford Point, which opened April 26, 1942, was a segregated training facility constructed to accommodate the first African American Marine Corps recruits. Banker was one these recruits.

   Banker was assigned to a Special Duty Platoon of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion. He remained at Montford Point as a cook and Mess Supervisor until September of 1946. He was then transferred to the 6th Colored Replacement Draft Marines and Deployed to the Marianna Islands. He served in the Pacific and the U.S. until August of 1966.   
 
Transcript Number 046
Title: Alvin Banker: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Alvin J. Banker
Interviewer: Steven Heffner
 Date of Interview: December 20, 2000
Location of Interview: Barbee Branch Library, Oak Island, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape, sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience