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Buffalo soldier to get headstone 71 years after death


CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (Associated Press) — A "buffalo soldier" from Nebraska who served during the Indian Wars is getting a headstone and military service in Central City about 71 years after his death.

Benjamin Jackson's grave at Central City Cemetery has been unmarked since his death in 1945, The Grand Island Independent reported. American Legion Lone Tree Post 6 will provide him with military rites on Memorial Day.


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