Decrepit Bronx Park Transformed Into Buffalo Soldier Memorial

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Charlton Thompson ParkTwo members of the famous Buffalo Soldiers were honored yesterday in the South Bronx when a renovated park was named after them.

Officially renamed the Charlton Thompson Memorial Garden, the once neglected park’s renovations were a six-year effort by veterans who wanted to honor the two Bronx heroes for their sacrifice.

Army Sgt. Cornelius Charlton and Army Pfc. William Thompson both served in the 24th Infantry Regiment, the famous Buffalo Soldiers, the last segregated outfit during the Korean War.

Both posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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