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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Re: DISCHARGED WITHOUT HONOR
In Response To: Re: DISCHARGED WITHOUT HONOR ()

Marilyn,

See Bennies email on the Brownsville raid. And go to the AfriGeneas website. Henry O. Flipper was the first African American to graduate from West Point was pardoned by President Clinton on February 19, 1999. Lt. Flipper graduated from the West Point military Academy in 1877 and was immediately assigned to the 10th US Cavalry. In 1881 Lt. Flipper was acussed by his commanding officer
of "embezzling funds and of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." As a result of these charges, he was court-martialed. Though acquitted of the embezzlement charge, He was still found guilty, by general court martial, of conduct unbecoming an officer. On June 30, 1882, he was dismissed from the US Army.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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