Saturday, June 18, 2016

Buffalo Soldiers- Part 1

There is a big reunion of black veterans here at the Best Western in Goldsboro, N.C..  Most are from the Vietnam era, so a lot of white hair, like me.

This morning at breakfast (great breakfasts at Best Western Pluses) I saw an older man at the front desk with a fanny pack with the words "Buffalo Soldier" on it.  He then got breakfast and sat down next to us.  What a great opportunity, so I initiated a conversation.

For those of you who don't know, Buffalo Soldiers were blacks who fought the Indians in the years after the Civil War and up until President Truman integrated the military in 1951.

He had been among the last members. of the all-black Buffalo Soldiers.

A Proud Unit, A Proud Man.

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