- Published: Monday, 27 July 2009 17:00
- Written by Melanie Dabovich, Associated Press
Until a few years ago, the memory of three African American soldiers was buried beneath the sandy, desert in New Mexico, their remains left behind by the military and to the mercy of looters. With some investigating and modern forensics, government archaeologists excavated the remains and identified them as Army Pvts. Thomas Smith, David Ford and Levi Morris. They were among the famed Buffalo Soldiers, African American members of the U.S. Army who served at remote outposts on the Western frontier in the years after the Civil War ...