First Female Buffalo Soldier – Cathay Williams

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

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TGIF ~ Remember the Military/Veterans

Regardless of your feelings about the military and/or war, the people in uniform deserve a prayer, positive thought, moment of silence and/or respect. They are in constant situations that can put them in harms way-even at home. Remember government civilians are in the same boat. There was a civilian killed at Ft. Hood along with those soldiers, just like at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Understand there are hateful people in America, and I’m not talking

about the shooter! I cannot repeat the garbage people wrote on Facebook and Twitter….BUT this is America and the people in uniform are fighting to preserve your right to be free and write garbage if you like!

Remember the families-children who don’t have a mother or  father during this coming holiday season. Remember their mental health. Don’t ignore problems. Be thankful it’s not you!

TGIF~Subterranean New York-Ft. Totten

Subterranean New York – The subterranean tunnel between Fort Totten, Queens, New York andtottenFort 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.

http://hubpages.com/_1jlqz2sadegzu/hub/Subterranean-New-York-Fort-Totten-Tunnels?done

9-11 The Days After

http://hubpages.com/_1jlqz2sadegzu/hub/9-11-The-Days-After

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.

After Active Duty

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! 

HOMICIDE AND

 SUICIDE IN THE

MILITARY

http://www.bordeninstitute.army.mil/published_volumes/military_psychiatry/MPch6.pdf

Army to report record number of suicides

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/28/army.suicides/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

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.