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Drew Model Elementary School

3500 South 23rd Street

Arlington, Virginia 22206

April 18, 2012




Troopers Crawford and Hill received a surprise visitor to our presentation at the
Drew Model Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, a former
Dean of the University of the District of Columbia sat with the 4th and 5th grade classes,
over 100 students. Dr. Taylor's Great Grandfather, Alfred Pride, ran away from his
Amelia Court House home, Virginia and enlisted at Washington, DC in the 9th Cavalry in
1866. Sergeant Pride retired from the 9th Cavalry in 1891, upon the return of the 9th Cavalry
from South Dakota, where the Buffalo Soldiers were assigned because of the events at Wounded
Knee in December 1890. Sergeant Pride was assigned to arguably the most decorated Company
in any of the four Buffalo Soldier regiments, Troop K, 9th Cavalry. Sergeant Pride retired
to Washington, DC, residing at 2600 I Street, NW. He died on August 2, 1910. Sergeant Pride
also served with the 10th Cavalry Regiment, B Troop and the 24th Infantry Regiment,
F Troop. Sergeant Pride is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


Troop K, 9th Cavalry at Wounded Knee, December, 1890
Distinguished, Highly Decorated Professionals,

Major Guy V. Henry, 9th Cavalry, Medal of Honor for Action at the Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864
Sgt George Jordan, 9th Cavalry, Troop K, Medal of Honor for Action in the Victorio Campaign, May 14, 1880, Tularosa, NM
First Seargent Thomas Shaw, 9th Cavalry, Troop K, Medal of Honor, Apache Campaign, 1881 while assigned to Troop K, 10th Cavalry
Sgt Henry Johnson, 9th Cavalry, Troop K, Medal of Honor for Action in Campaign, 1879, while assigned to Troop K, 10th Cavalry






(left photo) Troopers Hill and Crawford with Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, former Dean, University of the District of Columbia
(right photo) Trooper Crawford with teacher Ms. Tracy Smith-Houston



(left photo) Troopers with the Principal, Ms. Jacqueline Smith (right photo) Trooper Crawford with teacher Ms. Cassandra Cummings






(left photo) Troopers and Dr. Taylor with teacher Ms. Wendy Woodson (right photo) Dr. Taylor and
Trooper Crawford with a photograph of the 9th Cavalry at Hot Springs, South Dakota, January 1891.






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