In the fall of 1995, under the leadership of Houston D. Wedlock and John M. Craig, an informal meeting was held at the Officers Club at Fort George G. Meade to consider the organizing of a chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers in the Baltimore area. All those in attendance were in agreement that there is a need for such an organization, lest the memories of the Buffalo Soldiers be forgotten.
The second meeting occured on September 20, 1995 at the Howard County Public Library in Columbia, Maryland. At this meeting, the group adopted the name of "Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter" as the official name of the group. Adopted as our mission was "To strengthen the awareness and enlighten the public on the role of the Buffalo Soldiers, in American History." Offices were established, and a slate to fill those offices was established. It was agreed that voting to fill the various offices will be done at the third meeting of the group.
The third meeting occured on October 21, 1995 at the Howard County Public Library in Columbia, Maryland. Officers for the newly established organization, "Baltimore Metropolitian Area Chapter of the 9th and 10th Buffalo Soldiers Association" were as followed:
Commander Trooper Richard Robinson Vice Commander Trooper Captain Darryl Gilliam Adjutant Trooper Rose Pinder Treasurer Trooper Terri Brown Chaplain Trooper Rev. James Mccants Historian Trooper Melody Boyd Historian Trooper Phillip Merrill Sergeant at Arms Trooper Azamm Kamaal Judge Advocate - Open - Membership Trooper Leoner Battle Director of Public Relations Trooper Manny Locke Hospitality & Programming Trooper Betty Stokes
A letter of introduction to petition the National Organization for recognition of our chapter was to be drafted and submitted by the commander, Trooper Richard Robinson. The charter was granted to the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter on July 25, 1996. A copy of this charter may be viewed by clicking on the entry belowView here to view our charter
All meetings following the third meeting has been and will be conducted in the Soldiers Armory at Morgan State University.