Buffalo Soldier Memorial Service at West Point

By Dave Brzywczy, West Point Community RelationsSeptember 10, 2009

Retired Buffalo Soldier Sgt. Sanders Matthews (left); 1st Lt. Jessie Mooney, Military Police Company platoon leader and wreath bearer; and Col. Ricanthony Ashley, chief of radiology at Keller Army Community Hospital, Class of 1986 and guest speaker for the 48th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony held Sept. 6, placed the wreath during the ceremony and rendered appropriate honors. The ceremony honors the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers. A Buffalo Soldier motorcycle group from New Jersey, other retired members of the original Buffalo Soldiers and their Families, and members of the West Point and Highland Falls communities were on hand to pay tribute to these gallant Soldiers.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Buffalo Soldier Sgt. Sanders Matthews (left); 1st Lt. Jessie Mooney, Military Police Company platoon leader and wreath bearer; and Col. Ricanthony Ashley, chief of radiology at Keller Army Community Hospital, Class of 1986 and guest speaker for the 48th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony held Sept. 6, placed the wreath during the ceremony and rendered appropriate honors. The ceremony honors the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers. A Buffalo Soldier motorcycle group from New Jersey, other retired members of the original Buffalo Soldiers and their Families, and members of the West Point and Highland Falls communities were on hand to pay tribute to these gallant Soldiers. (Photo Credit: Dave Brzywczy, West Point Community Relations) VIEW ORIGINAL