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Re: WW II Soliders In Italy
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Jim,

You know how I have felt many years and we have both agreed on this conversation.After speaking with Vernon Baker after his CMH Ceromony,you should have seen the look in his eyes.Yes everyone should be happy that he finally got his long overdue recognition,but it was a shame that it took so long.Currently he is struggling to get his due medical benefits.Now other CMH recipients have been treated like kings and highly recognized.

But the Olympic's mentioning his actions late a night with an incorrect unit designation is a huge slap in the face.I just hope that many have used the info that I gave last year on this forum to help get the 92nd Div. documentary moving forward.Let's all continue to flood the media with requests and historic documentation.Everyone needs to talk to any film producers,newscasters,etc. that they can get in touch with.I'm a member of the 92n Div. Association Washington,D.C. Chapter ,and every Reunion that I have attended in the D.C. area,not one reporter,Newscaster,film crew has ever shown up.

Myself and many others try to record and interview many vets as we can but still more help is needed.This mistake of calling 92nd Vets Buffaloe Soldiers should cease.Many confuse them with having Lineage to the 9th,10th Cav or the 24th and 25th Inf. who are Buffaloe soldiers.The last unit of Buffaloe soldiers would have been in the Korean War.The 24th Inf.was disbanded in 1951 in Korea.

When I am out giving lectures on the 372nd for WW1 ,sometimes we have had folks asking if those men were Buffaloe soldiers. We can all help correct these imbalances by working together and using all positive resources.

Richard Ford

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