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Buffalo Soldier to visit area

February
4

Trooper Henri A. LeGendre, 85, will share his memories of serving in the 9th Cavalry of the famed “Buffalo Soldiers” Friday and Saturday in Valhalla, Greenburgh and White Plains as part of Black History Month.

LeGendre is historian for the Greater North Carolina Chapter, 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association. The Buffalo Soldiers were all-black regiments of the U.S. Army who helped settle the West and later served at West Point until they were de-activated in 1946.

LeGendre will appear at the Whitney M. Young Jr. Society Scholarship Dinner scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Valhalla Middle/High School, 300 Columbus Ave., Valhalla. Call 914-683-5000 for more information.

On Saturday, he’ll be at the Theodore Young Community Center, 32 Manhattan Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Call 682-3648 for moree information.

LeGendre will be at St. Francis/St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 575 Tarrytown Road, White Plains for Sunday’s 10 a.m. service. For more information call 914-946-8846.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 1:11 pm by Rich Liebson. |
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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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