Buffalo Soldiers in Clark County
Clark County Historical Museum will launch its 2020 Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 6, with Frazier Raymond’s presentation of “Buffalo Soldiers in Clark County.” Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.
Raymond is president of the Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter, 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry Association. Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1968 and retired in 1990, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in many locations, including Vietnam, Fort Lewis, WA, Europe, and South America.
For the event, Raymond will discuss his own military service and involvement with the Buffalo Soldiers, and reflect on his personal connections to sites related to Buffalo Soldiers in the Pacific Northwest and how those experiences have shaped his perspectives on military service.
Click here to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers – Moses Williams Pacific Northwest Chapter, 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry Association.
Veteran Listening Session & Resource Fair
Veterans, families, Veterans Service Organizations, and all are invited join
VA Portland Health Care System and Portland Regional Benefits Office
(VBA) Directors to discuss ideas, ask questions, or raise concerns regarding
All are welcome. Other VA staff members will be present
to provide information about resources and programs available for Veterans
• Veterans Benefits Administration
• National Cemetery Administration
• VA Health Care Enrollment
• My HealtheVet
• Women’s Health
• Transition and Care Management
• Office of Veteran Experience
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First Thursday: What does Veterans Day mean to our veterans?
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, Clark County Historical Museum will conclude its 2019 First Thursday Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 7, with “What does Veterans Day mean to our veterans?” Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.
In addition to Patrick Locke and Richard McHugh, who each served tours in Vietnam, the panel will also include CMAC board member Sean Gibson.
Gibson, who grew up in Bethel, Alaska, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1988 as an infantryman, then earned his commission in 1990. He served for six years as an infantry officer with deployments to the Middle East, Okinawa, and the Western Pacific, and as a recruit training supervisor and operations officer. For the last 20 years of his career, Gibson served as a public affairs officer in a variety of assignments in the United States with deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. He retired in 2016 from Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., then immediately put the Pentagon in his rearview mirror to drive west and settle with his wife and son in Vancouver.
The CCHM First Thursday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families, and CCHM members. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as it is first-come, first-served seating.
For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or email@example.com.
Buffalo Soldiers Dedication
Join us September 21st from 11am – 12pm for the ribbon cutting Buffalo Soldiers Dedication in front of the Infantry Barracks who served at Fort Vancouver National Site.
The Historic Trust will host the Buffalo Soldier Dedication ceremony at the Fort Vancouver National Site on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. The memorial is located in front of the Infantry Barracks at 705 E. Barnes Street.
For thirteen months beginning in 1899, a company of 103 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 24th Infantry—one of four African American regiments known as Buffalo Soldiers—garrisoned at Vancouver Barracks. While in the Northwest, the soldiers participated in military, political, and social activities, and raised local awareness of the national policies and practices that beleaguered African Americans.
The installation was spearheaded by Mr. Wilson Keller, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout, who recognized the importance of the Buffalo Soldiers’ contributions to the history of this nation and saw their lack of recognition at Fort Vancouver. Mr. Keller said, “I was inspired by the Buffalo Soldiers’ sacrifices and bravery after a presentation I attended. I wanted others to share that inspiration. It’s so important to represent the entirety of our armed services history and the Buffalo Soldiers from the 24th and 25th Infantries who served honorably.”
Several entities and individuals assisted with the installation including the National Park Service (NPS), The Historic Trust, The Buffalo Soldiers Moses Williams Chapter, the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), Boy Scout Troop #648, as well as private and business donors. The ceremony will be attended by public officials, the NPS, CMAC members, The Historic Trust staff, Troop #648, and Buffalo Soldier veterans. Members of Willie Morehouse’s family, who was a Buffalo Soldier who served in Vancouver, will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first African-American memorial in the city of Vancouver.
David Pearson, The Historic Trust CEO and President states, “We are proud of Wilson, his troop, and all of the partners who made this overdue memorial a reality. The Buffalo Soldiers are an important part of U.S. history, as well as to this community’s history. Preserving and recognizing their service at Fort Vancouver is what makes this place special.”
Bingo for Vets
Presented by Columbia Credit Union, Clark College invites you to Bingo for Vets, benefiting Clark’s student-veterans.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m.
Location: Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center
Dinner & Bingo: $30 per person
Tables of 8: $350
Sponsorship packages available. Includes reserved seating for eight, company logo and recognition.
For sponsorship packages, contact:
Additional donations can be made to the Veterans Resource Center for its book loan and emergency grant funds.
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Navy Veterans 100th Birthday Celebration
Please join us in celebration of
WWII Navy Veteran Carl Lingenfelter’s
Food and Beverages will be provided
In lieu of personal gifts, Carl would like his guests to donate funds to CMAC.