Frederick Goodall is a social media icon for young African American fathers. he has a great following and talks plain talk to dads!His family has a long legacy of military service from World War II, Viet Nam and in tservice in the Middle East.Frederick talks about the rich African-American military legacy in this country that began with African Americans' serving in the Minutemen and Crispus Attucks' being the first person to die during the Boston Massacre.
Perhaps the most celebrated African-American soldiers in our country's history are the Buffalo Soldiers, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, KS and originally members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.