San Diego Buffalo
Soldier Color Guard
In Kumeyaay traditional territory: Balboa Park San Diego County, It is a patriotic day for all units at the Massing of the Colors on November 3, 2012; the Buffalo Soldiers Color Guard took their place at the event at the Balboa Park Organ pavilion. They were there in honor of those Afro-American military veterans.
"E" Troop of the 11th Cavalry Regiment was stationed here in 1918 and since then there has been a succession of soldiers stationed at this strategic junction where road and railroad return to the United States after dipping into Baja California en route from San Diego to Yuma. In 1942, the 10th Cavalry Regiment (the famed Buffalo Soldiers) moved into Camp Lockett to replace the 11th Cavalry Regiment that had been converted into an armored unit. In 1943 The 28th Cavalry Regiment made up of inductees joined the 10th to form the 4th Cavalry Brigade of the 2nd Cavalry Division (Horse).