Buffalo Soldier Mark Matthews Dies at 111

Retired 1st Sgt. Mark Matthews, 111, one of the last of the nation's legendary Buffalo Soldiers, died Sept. 6 at a nursing home in Washington. The Buffalo Soldiers were African-American regiments within the U.S. Army after the Civil War; they served primarily in the Indian wars of the late 1860s.

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