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Buffalo Soldier Monument
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Memorial Park at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, dedicated in 1993 to honor the memory and contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, the United States first recognized African-American regiment which consisted of the 9th, 10th, 24th and 25th Infantries. These brave Americans where former slaves or children of slaves, who freely joined the Army like thousands of other Americans at the time. The name "Buffalo Soldier" originated from Native American Indians who found a similarity between the soldiers hair and that of buffalo fur. The Buffalo Soldiers showed courage and bravery during the battles they fought with the Indians, earning their respect. These distinquished soldiers are an integral part of the rich heritage found embedded in the history of the United States, especially the State of Kansas and the U.S. military. The soldiers fought every type of hostile Indian, bandit, cattle thief, murderer, gunman, bootleger, trespasser and Mexican revolutionary. From Kansas the Buffalo Soldiers extended their protection southward to the Rio Grande, westward to the mountains and northward to Canada. These brave and courageous men are truly deserving of the gratitude of the American people. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
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Buffalo Soldier Monument
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Feb 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7202861
Buffalo Soldier Monument
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Buffalo Soldier Monument
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
Buffalo Soldier Monument
Added by: WyCo Graver
 
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- Ronald Walton
 Added: Aug. 29, 2013
Forever greatful that you came to claim your place in history.
- Yolanda
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
Let us not forget there service!
- Curtis Jackson
 Added: Jun. 1, 2012
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