Army Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers representatives presented Fort Sill garrison leaders with a check for $10,000 Feb. 17. to start BOSS Life Skills Training... Read More »
A Vulcan Air Defense System now sits at Key Gate East beside field artillery to promote air defense artillery branch... Read More »
Since next week, Mar. 1-7, is Severe Storm Awareness Week, look on our Facebook page for daily safety information. Be smart and save your life... Read More »
Members of the Lawton Fort Sill Buffalo Soldiers post the colors to kick off the Black History Month luncheon Feb. 19 at the Patriot Club... Read More »
Sgt. 1st Class Jesse English of Kaunakakai, Hawaii receives the medal for Order of Saint Barbara during the annual Saint Barbara Ball hosted by 41st Fires Brigade (Courtesy photo)... Read More »
Joseph Ward injects asphalt into the projectile to cover the surface of the inert cement fill before loading the IMX-101 explosive... Read More »
The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will house African clawed frogs to study toxicity levels in periodate... Read More »
Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Scarlett, administers the urban-orientation briefing to one of the competitors... Read More »
Cpl. Erica Gunter, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, receives a congratulatory handshake for her recent promotion... Read More »
PATRIOT CLUB DINNER
Join Family & Friends for dinner at the Patriot Club 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mar. 6.
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Baseball and T-ball seasons run April 18 to May 23. Signup at Youth Sports by the Feb. 28 deadline.
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Learn the fundamentals of baseball at the Youth Baseball Camp, Mar 23-25, 5-7 p.m.
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TODAY IN HISTORY
IS VILLA COLORED?
Ft. Hutchins, Arizona, February 17, 1914.
General Pancho Villa, the ‘conqueror on horseback” of the Constitutionalist army, the man to whom the United States Government seems to look to overthrow President Huerta, is believed to be an American colored citizen.
Positive identified by W. A. Haynes, and Fred Scott, of San Francisco, Cal., two former comrades (see The San Francisco Chronicle of Feb. 12, 1914), as George Goldsby, ex sergeant, 1st sergeant and sergeant-major of the Tenth United States Cavalry. The following record of him is furnished by Sergeant-Major E. P. Frierson of the 10th Cavalry:
George Goldsby joined 10th Cavalry from recruit depot (having enlisted at Memphis, Tenn.) October 1, 1867. Assigned to Troop G, 10th Cavalry, Dec. 11, 1867, per G. O. No. 35, Headquarters 10th Cavalry, Ft. Riley, Kansas, same date. Discharged as Regimental Sergeant Major September 11, 1872.
Re-enlisted at Fort Gibson, I.T., Sept. 18, 1872, and carried as recruit, unassigned. Transferred from recruit unassigned to Troop H, 10th Cavalry, Sept. 22, 1872, per G. O. No. 39, Hq. 10th Cav., same date. Transferred from Troop H to Troop K, 10th Cavalry, May 26, 1874, at Fort Sill, I. T., per Special Orders, No. 22, Hq. 10th Cavalry, same date.
Transferred from Troop K to Troop D, 10th Cavalry, Dec. 3, 1874, per G. O. No. 42, Hq. 10th Cav., same date. Shown as 1st Sergeant Troop D, 10th Cavalry, on detached service at San Antonio, Texas, as witness before a general court-martial from January 3d to January 24th, 1876. Shown as 1st Sergeant, Troop D, 10th Cavalry, on furlough at Fort Concho, Texas, in charge of company property, from January 22 to February 2, 1877.
Discharge as 1st sergeant, Troop D, 10th Cavalry, at Fort Concho, Texas, May 31, 1877, per Special Orders No. 94, Dept. of Texas, 1877.
Re-enlisted for Troop D, 10th Cavalry, at Fort Concho, Texas, January 23, 1878. Deserted while sergeant, Troop D, 10th Cavalry, from the troop while in the field scouting after hostile Indians, May 18, 1879.
E. P. FRIERSON, Sergt. Major, 10th Cav. (Washington Bee, Washington D.C., Feb. 28, 1914)