|The story of the American Buffalo Soldier is a story of courage
and patriotism. These Buffalo Soldiers protected the American
frontier and served in the Spanish-American War. All-black
units continued to serve in American military campaigns,
including the Mexican expedition, the Cuban Crisis, Philippine
insurrection, both World Wars, and the Korean conflict. They
chased bandit Pancho Villa, fought with Teddy Roosevelt at
San Juan Hill, and the 9th Cavalry was Guard of Honor for
President T. Roosevelt when he visited San Francisco and the
Presidio. This was the first time black cavalry soldiers served
as escort for a U.S. President.
Ride with Aptitude not Attitude!