A Few Minutes With a Buffalo Soldier

While covering Chisholm Trail Days at the Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail on Saturday, I had the honor of spending time with Mr. Horace Williams, one of the Buffalo Soldiers from Company A 9th Cavalry, based at Camp Mabry in Austin.    Since returning to Texas. a few years ago, I’ve had occasion to meet and photograph Mr. Williams, but wanted to do a little more here.   While I could offer up photos of him teaching kids about life on the 1800s  frontier, these will work tonight.   Williams is a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, something he always proudly wears on that scratchy wool uniform.   His face and eyes are magic.  Those hands have accomplished much through the years.   He’s a genuine treasure.

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