Buffalo Soldiers Still Remembered

Great to meet and be interviewed by the fabulous Maggie Linton this week at the SiriusXM studios -The Maggie Linton Show.  We discussed my book:  Long Way Home:  A World War II Novel.

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Maggie’s father served in both WWII and the Korean War and was a member of one of the African American military units (Buffalo Soldiers) at Fort Leavenworth.

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The Buffalo Soldier Monument was an idea that originated with retired Gen. Colin Powell when he was assigned to Fort Leavenworth in the early 1980s as a brigadier general. He believed something should be done to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Buffalo Soldier units.

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  1. Dear Ms. Cheryl Head:
    We are producing a documentary film about an African American WWII veteran, Ashley Bryan, who was a stevedore at Omaha Beach during D Day. I see a photo on your website of soldiers unloading equipment on Omaha Beach and would like to know if you know the name of the photographer and if he/she was in one of the military branches. Here is a link to our film’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/156470217 Please let me know what you know about that photo. Thanks.
    Richard Kane

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