Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a man. Williams reversed her name William Cathay and lived as a male soldier and served until she was found out due to the last of many illnesses she suffered while in service. She is the only documented black woman known to have served in the Army during these times when enlisting women was prohibited
The Army of Northern Virginia Confederate battle flag of the 28th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The flag was captured by Private Marshall Sherman of Saint Paul, Minnesota, while serving with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, during Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Private Sherman was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry at Gettysburg..
Jimi Hendrix, (né Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970). After several brushes with the law enlisted in U.S. Army for two years in 1961 and assigned to 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. Musician, singer and songwriter. More
Hazel Johnson-Brown - Made military history in 1979 when she was promoted to brigadier general and, at the same time, to the command of the 7,000 nurses in the Army Nurse Corps. She was the first black woman to hold both posts.