Over two hundred thousand African American servicemen fought bravely during the Civil War.
In 1866 through an act of congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American army units.
They were the pioneers building foundations while struggling for their own freedom, equality and respect in the west.
African Americans have served proudly in every great American war.
Training for the 28 Cavalry position involved artillery training in rifle and pistol marksmanship.
These soldiers were preparing for deactivation to the Pacific in 1943.
Colonel Edward Hatch was in charge of the 9 Cavalry.
For these black soldiers, enlisting in the Army meant that they would have to serve their country for five years, and with a pay of 13 dollars a month for their time and sacrifice.
For 20 years, black soldiers fought against unjust Indians. The Buffalo soldiers did not merely play a small role in the American military, or in building this nation.
Their tasks were many, including the building and repairing of towns and villages.