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10th Cavalry Lapel Pin - Buffalo Soldiers

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10th Cavalry Lapel Pin - Buffalo Soldiers

The 10th Cavalry Regiment was formed as a segregated African-American unit. The 10th, along with the 9th Cavalry was one of the original "Buffalo Soldier" regiments. It served during the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War in Cuba and in the Philippine-American War. It was the only African-American unit under American command that fought German soldiers during World War I. The regiment was trained as a combat unit but was later relegated to non-combat duty and served in that capacity in World War II.

Buffalo Soldier Lapel Pin 1 1/8 in

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10th Cavalry Lapel Pin. Measures Approx 1 1/8". This pin represents the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry.

Black and gold have long been used as the regimental colors. The buffalo has likewise been the emblem of the regiment for many years having its origin in the term "Buffalo Soldiers" applied by the Indians to colored regiments. The distinctive unit insignia is worn in pairs.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 13 Mar 1922. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated for the 10th Cavalry on 12 May 1959.
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