Buffalo Soldier, 91, honored by veterans in Lexington
Staff Sgt. Junior Anderson was honored by veterans Sunday in Lexington. (Brian Rainey/WGHP-TV)
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A 91-year-old United States Buffalo Solider was recognized Sunday by veterans in Lexington.
Staff Sgt. Junior Anderson was honored by the Banks Miller American Legion Post 255 at 1 Arthur Drive.
Anderson was a rifleman squad leader for the Buffalo Soldiers, a name given to African-American cavalrymen who served from 1866 to 1951.
Anderson was a foot soldier who fought in Naples, Italy and was shot in the leg toward the end of World War II.
Anderson has received numerous medals including a Purple Heart, Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, an American Theater Campaign Medal and a Victory Medal.