Buffalo Soldiers

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1997 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From the Civil War to Desert Storm, there stretches an unbroken line of dedicated, distinguished service by African-Americans in the United States military. Buffalo Soldiers is a tribute to the bravery, honor, and sacrifice of these black American fighting men.

Sergeant Major Augustus Sharps of the 10th Cavalry and other former slaves had proven that they could fight valiantly for their freedom, but in the West they were to fight for the freedom and security of white settlers who often despised them. The Cheyenne thought the hair of this new kind of soldier resembled buffalo hides, and the men on the 9th and 10th Cavalry became known as "buffalo soldiers."

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Every once in awhile you stumble upon a book that once started so engrosses you that you can’t put it down. Buffalo Soldiers by Tom Willard was such a book for me. This is the story of the first black ... Read full review

BUFFALO SOLDIERS: Vol. I of The Black Sabre Chronicles

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A veteran paperback author debuts in hardcover with this more- than-promising first in a series on the African-American experience in the US military. Here, Willard tracks the long and eventful life ... Read full review

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Tom Willard, born into a military family, quit high school to join the army and served as a paratrooper and combat medic in Vietnam. He was wounded in action and decorated with the Bronze Star with "V" device for valor, and the Purple Heart, among other medals. He is a University of North Dakota graduate who has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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