Friday, July 10, 2009

Buffalo Soldier chronicles his battles in Europe and at home - Gazette

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer Wednesday, July 8, 2009

When James Daugherty returned to the United States after fighting in World War II, he sat down with a pen and paper and wrote a book, not to cash in on his dramatic war experiences but as a way for his children and grandchildren to pass on the story of his life in war and peace.

Sixty years later, Daugherty's book, "The Buffalo Saga," has been published after he decided the story about the mistreatment of African-American soldiers during the war deserved a larger audience.

Daugherty, a Silver Spring resident, was drafted into the war at age 19 and fought in the U.S. Army's 92nd Infantry Division, an all African-American unit known as the Buffalo Soldiers.

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