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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National News Correspondent 

Honorable Discharges for 110 Buffalo Soldiers Convicted in Aftermath of 1917 Houston Riots


November 16, 2023

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth formally gave the greenlight to overturn the court-martial convictions of 110 Black soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The Army said in a news release that officials made the decision based on a suggestion from the Board for Correction of Military Records and to atone for the unfair treatment of soldiers after the 1917 Houston Riots.

"After a thorough review, the Board has found that these Soldiers were wrongly treated because of their race and were not given fair trials," Secretary Wormuth stated....

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