97-year-old, Steve Lewis, from Florida may be the last living Buffalo Soldier.
One of two all-African-American cavalries at the time.
After all this time, Lewis still remembers specific details of things like the bombing Pearl Harbor.
He was a senior in college when he heard about the attack on the radio, since there was no TV at the time.
In time, Lewis left his studies at Florida A&M College to enlist in the Army.
“Every man in college that had been in Enlisted Reserve Co., and we didn’t know a thing about Buffalo Soldiers in the Army. We never heard of it,” he said.
Lewis retired as a corporal.
The Buffalo Soldiers lasted until 1948 when President Harry S. Truman integrated the military.
By the early 1950s, they were gone.
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