Colonel Charles Young was a distinguished Buffalo Soldier and the first African-American superintendent of a national park. Obama honored him with a national monument in Xenia, Ohio, the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Cathay Williams - Became the first and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Enlisting in the US Regular Army 1866 at St. Louis, Missouri for a three year engagement, passing herself off as a man. She is the first African American female to enlist, and the only documented to serve in the United States Army posing as a man under the pseudonym, William Cathay.