Buffalo soldier may finally get 1899 promotion « The Cotton Boll Conspiracy


It’s taken more than 110 years, but it looks as if a promotion recommended by John J. Pershing may finally go through.

Sgt. Paschal Conley, a so-called Buffalo Soldier because he served in a black US Army regiment, was recommended for promotion to second lieutenant by then-1st Lt. Pershing in 1899, call it “a fitting recognition of (Conley’s) long and honorable service.”

Conley served from 1879 until 1906 and fought in the Spanish-American War, according to the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.

However, Pershing’s recommendation was never acted upon.

via Buffalo soldier may finally get 1899 promotion « The Cotton Boll Conspiracy.

It probably got stuck in SIDPERS somewhere.

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  1. majmike

    Yup. Always thought all SIDPERS folks should wear a golden screw on their collar.

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