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I am responding to you for the last time. I will not allow you to use this forum for your self serving battle ground. I think that every one who has read your responses is now quite aware of your arrogance, and your unjustified high and mighty attitude. It is obvious to me that you can’t read, and your interpretive skills are lacking. What is also obvious is the fact that you don’t proof read your own responses. You stirred up this hornets nest not I. I do not intend to make this long. I don’t have to. You said it, so I will bring it to your memory. Your own words speak louder then my interpretation of them. These are your words below.

"Nowhere in my previous posts have I demanded to set a standard for anyone or
anything. From your posts regarding myths and revisions to African American
Military history, I made several suggestions of what could be done to set the
record/history straight. I assumed that members of the forum would respond
positively, and make further suggestions. Obviously, I assumed incorrectly."

This is what you are denying.

“I would like for the true historians of African American Military History to identify themselves, and post a brief Curriculum Vitae of their scholarship, and accomplishments. A short Bibliography of their publications would also be helpful. To tell me that a story or statement is a myth, exaggeration or lie is not enough. Cite the sources/publications that carry the truth and where to find

How wonderfully arrogant of you, apparently you’ve know idea what or who a true historian is. This is apparent when one goes to the link below that you posted. Apparently you think this individual is the standard. I am sure this individual meets your criteria as stated by you in the above paragraph.

Why Pause To Celebrate African American History?
by Brig. Gen. Henry L. Taylor
Air Force Materiel Command

"In 1866, the congress of the United States established an army to take on the challenges of the westward expansion of the country. Parts of that army were the 9th and 10th Cavalries and the 24th and 25th Infantries. These units were comprised of black soldiers who later gained fame as the Buffalo Soldiers.
In 1876, the 10th Cavalry received an officer named Henry O. Flipper. He was the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his four years at West Point, he was given the silent treatment. None of the other cadets spoke to him except in the performance of official duties. But Flipper was determined to weather all challenges. He stated that he and other black cadets wanted "to be left alone to our own resources for study and improvement, for enjoyment in whatever way we chose to seek it ... we care not for social recognition. We did not expect it."

General Order number 56 published by the Adjutant Generals Office August 1st 1866, establishes the 9th and 10th Cavalries, 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st infantry.
The 24th and 25th infantry were not created until 1869, as per General Order number 17, published by the Adjutant Generals Office, March 15th 1869.

Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper graduated from The West Point Military Academy on June 14th, 1877, not 1876 as stated in the above article you posted.

Further comment is not necessary here; I think we all get the picture. I am indeed through dealing with you. My response to you was warranted and right on target. You’ve no idea how an historian would respond, but perhaps in some way you are right. I may not have responded the way a historian would, but then again, you are clearly not the individual to ascertain that. There is no doubt that I felt your comments were unnecessary and unwarranted. Maybe the individual responded not the historian. Who responded is of no consequence. The fact that your remarks were not left unchallenged is. I could paste the responses to your comments here, but you and I both know that is not necessary, you fully understood the implications of your ill advised comments. You said it yourself.

“Some responses to my post borders on the ridiculous, and it's difficult for me to consider them as serious historians”.
“I assumed that members of the forum would respond positively, and make further suggestions. Obviously, I assumed incorrectly”.

Again your comments, anything positive you had to say was lost in the quagmire of your arrogant tone. As for my self esteem, I am blessed, having been raised by two magnificent human beings. The blood of two proud races flows through my veins. I am an Apache, and I am a Negro. You’ve no idea of the level of my esteem. You couldn’t reach the summit of it in a space shuttle.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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