Remains of 3 Buffalo Soldiers identified

Published on July 21st, 2009 | by Admin

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Archaeologists have identified the remains of three Buffalo Soldiers buried in the desert in New Mexico.

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.

On July 28, more than 130 years since their deaths, they will finally be laid to rest with full military honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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