|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 selected.
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.
All meetings following the third meeting have been and will be conducted in the Soldiers Armory at Morgan State