Presentation on theme: "Dr. John Morton-Finney Chapter by George Hicks, III & Carmon Weaver hicks August 2005 Our Journey Continues… Tampa 2005."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. John Morton-Finney Chapter by George Hicks, III & Carmon Weaver hicks August 2005 Our Journey Continues… Tampa 2005
First stop… Cairo, ga Flowering trees, pecans, vegetables, family conversations, and George’s hometown memories await us in Cairo. Trooper Jackie Robertson was born in Cairo. He served in the Horse Cavalry as a Buffalo Soldier before he began his major league baseball career.
thomasville, ga 13 miles east of Cairo (GA highway 84) is Thomasville where Lt. Henry O. Flipper was born. He was the first black graduate of West Point Military Academy in 1877. and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.
Welcome to the 9 th & 10 th (Horse) Cavalry 139 th Anniversary Reunion We will honor World War II soldiers, meet Buffalo Soldier descendants and network with interested others. We were located at the Wyndam Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa
Tampa Bus Tour Tampa Heights, Lakeland & Ft. DeSoto Park
Fort DeSoto Park March 1949 - Army engineers recommend area for utilization 1989 – Forts constructed due to proximity to Cuba (Spanish-American War) April 4, 1900 - named Ft. Desoto after Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto Never the site of any major battles 1997 – Placed on National Register of Historic Places
Historical exhibits He specializes in learning about the history of the 24 th Infantry
Conversations honoring WW ii soldiers Goal: To continue to collect their stories Short-term Meet WW II soldiers Record their stories Take photos ENJOY! Long-term Call Visit Email Stay connected
Turl Covington 10 th cavalry – troop a ft. riley, ks Born in St. Louis, MO on April 12, 1916. Played the bugle in the band and was company clerk One of founding leaders for the establishment of the 9 th and 10 th (Horse) Cavalry National Association.
Henry Washington Born in Culpepper, VA Served at Camp/Ft. Lee, Petersburg, VA Told “horse-snake in the desert” story 80 years old
Ernest Collier 9 th (horse) cavalry & 24 th Infantry Served at Ft. Clark, TX and Camp Lockett, CA Family history of Buffalo Soldiers Grandfather - James Collier, Union Army Father - Lt. William Collier, 1899-1929 Three Uncles – 1905- 1917
Jim Braxton with son Creates miniature sculptures of Buffalo Soldiers Artistic ability discovered in third grade Father was Buffalo Soldier at Slaughter’s Ranch, NM (1914-16) and in Philippines (1916-1919) Graduated from first voc-tech school in Philly Sang in Paul Roberts Choir w/wife at Great St. Matthews Church in Philly
Arthur Joseph, Jr. “Driving at the Edge of Death”
Arthur Joseph, Jr. Made a point to tell us “I am not a Buffalo Soldier” Served 1941-45 EY SGT in Europe Wrote book in diary format With wife – Charlotte “See my medals!”
Ulysses Mullen 10 th (Horse) cavalry, 1940 96 years old
John Ishmael 9 th (horse) cavalry Troop C, Medical Detachment Born July 23, 1920 - celebrating 85 years! Served at Camp Funston, KS and Ft. Clark, TX Earned BA and MA degrees with GI Bill With Mazel Greer who served at Ft. Clark
Colonel franklin j. Henderson Retired from service in the US Air Force Responsible for membership and editor for the 9 th and 10 th (Horse) Cavalry Association Newsletter
Returning home reflections We want to know more about these soldiers… Look for more information about these World War II soldiers n the future. If you would like more information about this project, send us an email note.