The Forgotten History of the African-American in the Early U.S. Army

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New book by William C. Moton highlights the adventures of the Buffalo Soldiers

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I wrote this book because there is little known about earlier black soldiers. I want to emphasize the Afro-American experience.

The Buffalo Soldiers served a crucial role in American history, but much of their exciting and dramatic service is glossed over or forgotten.

Buffalo Soldiers were established by Congress as the first all African-American regiments in the U.S. Army. The members of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry and the Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiments are not often referenced in modern culture, but their legacy and work helped shape the United States of America.

“Buffalo Soldiers: South of the Rio Grande” by William C. Moton shares the story of unsung military heroes in American history. Set in the early part of the 1900s, an African-American Army officer and Buffalo Solider attempts to rescue captured U.S. Armed Forces at the height of the Mexican Revolution.

Moton’s four years of experience in the Navy, love of travel and his time working in the film industry in Mexico helped him develop the dramatic storyline of “Buffalo Soldiers.”

“I wrote this book because there is little known about earlier black soldiers,” Moton said. “I want to emphasize the Afro-American experience.”

Moton’s book highlights lesser-known stories from history and the heroes that risked their lives for America. “Buffalo Soldiers” follows the mission of two African-Americans in the Army, set out to rescue American prisoners. The two men overcome physical obstacles, racial tension and chaos of war.

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Buffalo Soldiers: South of the Rio Grande
By William C. Moton
ISBN: 978-1-49074-729-3
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Trafford

About the author
William C. Moton served four years in the U.S. Navy, traveling throughout Asia. He attended West Los Angeles College before studying international relations and Latin American studies at the University of the Americas in Cholula Puebla, Mexico, where he also worked in the local film industry. His passions include social studies and history, which helped him write “Buffalo Soldiers: South of the Rio Grande.”

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