Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Buffalo Soldiers- Part 2

He said that he was one of the last group of Buffalo Soldiers, but that there were still some members from World War II and the Korean War alive, but not at this reunion.

He was looking forward to the Buffalo Soldier reunion to be held in Houston the last weekend in July and that at least nor World War II veteran was going to be there and that though he was in his early nineties, he still gets around.

Sadly, there are only around fifty Buffalo Soldiers still alive that they know of.

I told him I always felt it was a shame that these men, who risked their lives for their country would have been treated so poorly in the segregated military back then.  That would include the Tuskegee Airmen and Montfort Marines.

A Great Experience Meeting This Man.

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