Friday, October 2, 2015

Cheyenne Wyoming's Buffalo Soldier Monument, Vernon Baker Monument, and Military History Park

These are photographs of a small park in  Cheyenne Wyoming, just off of F. E. Warren Air Force Base, which was formerly Ft. F. E. Warren, and originally Ft. D. A. Russell.  the park memorializes various things significant to Cheyenne's military history, which has always been  a significant aspect of Wyoming's capitol.

The most notable feature of the park is an African American cavalryman, a "Buffalo Soldier".  Ft. D. A. Russell saw troops of the 9th Cavalry, one of the two all black cavalry regiments in the segregated Army, stationed at the post.

The monument includes a memorial to 1st Lt. Vernon J. Baker, a Cheyenne native, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during World War Two.

The monument also contains informational signs concerning Cheyenne's long military history.


  1. I'm so proud of my spouse. In his time as Wing CC at F.E. Warren, he was a strong supporter & advocated proudly for this statue. His name is on a brick, done anonymously -- He didn't know until he was able to visit several years after the dedication. Imagine his surprise! This needed done, so proud of these brave men -- some gave all. All deserve thanks.

  2. MOH Vernon Baker once told me to " never give up" and so we embraced a 15 year campaign journey to erect a monument in Wyoming honoring Buffalo Soldier troopers. Our thanks to all who supported this worthy project to recognize military units who thundered across the west.. Duty, Honor, Country. CA Doc Settles, Founder WBSA

    1. Thanks for your comment on Vernon Baker, I'm late in approving it as I only just realized it was there as the email notification feature wasn't working. My apologies.