Black History Moment 

Colonel Charles Young was a highly-decorated member of the U.S. Army that went on to achieve a number of firsts. Despite enduring extreme racism as a student at the West Point Military Academy, Young became the first Black man to achieve the rank of colonel and was also the first Black military attaché for Liberia. Serving with the Black units of the 9th and 10th Calvary, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, Young gave 28 years of service to the Army via the two calvaries, and while doing so as the first African-American soldier to command a sizable unit of the Army during the Spanish-American War.

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