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Buffalo Soldier to visit area


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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