Cathay Williams (1842 –1892? ) was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier.
She was born into slavery and worked for the Union army during the Civil War. She posed as a man and enlisted as Williams Cathay in the 38th infantry in 1866. She was given a medical discharge in 1868. Click link to read more: http://hubpages.com/hub/First-Female-Buffalo-Soldier-Cathay-Williams
Subterranean New York – The subterranean tunnel between Fort Totten, Queens, New York and Fort Schuyler, Bronx, New York has been a mystery for years. Historians, park rangers and common sense imply it is a myth. The knowledge and skill needed to build a tunnel under more than 100 feet of water, simply wasn’t present at the time, they maintain.
This article focuses on civilian federal workers who showed up for work, and kept the government going the days after 9-11. There were many civilian and military personnel killed that day as well. There were thousands of people age 3 to 71 killed in the attack in Washington, DC, New York City and Somerset, Pennsylvania. Our story begins September 12, 2001, and ends with the report of those killed at the Pentagon – civilians and military.
The Medal of Honor, this nation’s highest honor for valor, was awarded to four Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts.
See more at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1564993/the_negroindian.html
Military families in your community may need your help or they could fall through the cracks. There is an increase in suicide and abuse. There are so many stories in the news, I am not going to repeat them here. War changes people. We are not a war-like people. War came to us at Pearl Harbor and 9/11!
The Army learned notheing from Viet Nam. Got to take care of the troops after they get home. Too many flash backs, and bad experiences. Killing people and seeing dead bodies effects normal people.
If you see a person/family in trouble – do something!
SUICIDE IN THE
The U.S. Army will report Thursday the highest level of suicides among its soldiers since it began tracking the rate 28 years ago. Time for the troops to come home. Don’t believe me, visit the 18-19 years amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him a Purple Heart at Walter Reed Medical Center.