2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2020 2:30 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking Buffalo Soldiers of WWII & the Korean War

    Jim Gardner Newbie

      I am researching the history of the Buffalo Soldiers for a historical project and wanted to know if anyone was aware of any surviving Buffalo Soldiers from WWII and the Korean War.  Any advice would be appreciated on how best to locate this information?  I thank you for your time and assistance.

        • Re: Seeking Buffalo Soldiers of WWII & the Korean War
          Alice Lane Scout

          Hi Jim,

          Welcome to History Hub,

           

          Last Survivor of WW2 passed away in June this year. Click on link below to read

          https://www.live5news.com/2020/07/01/last-surviving-buffalo-soldier-sc-dies/

           

          Alice Lane

          Volunteer Researcher

          • Re: Seeking Buffalo Soldiers of WWII & the Korean War
            Cara Jensen Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Gardner,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            The National Archives does not have the present addresses of former service personnel or their survivors on file.  The Federal agency most likely to have such addresses is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA can forward a message from you to the veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA, and they have an address on record. To forward a message, please write your message and place it in an unsealed, stamped envelope. Also include a note to the VA explaining who it is you are trying to reach and add as much identifying information as you have. Place all of this in another envelope addressed to the nearest Veterans Affairs Regional Office (you can find the address at https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp). If the veteran is in their records, your message to the veteran will be sealed and the envelope addressed to the address they have on file for the veteran. Please note that the veteran may not have informed the VA of a change of address, so they cannot guarantee receipt of your message. If the veteran receives your note, it is then up to the veteran to contact you.

             

            In addition, the 24th Infantry Regiment Association website may be helpful.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

            1 person found this helpful