Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Upstate's last Buffalo Soldier to be laid to rest Friday

Tomie Gaines (Source: Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -            
The last Buffalo Soldier from South Carolina to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II was laid to rest Friday in Anderson, according to a news release.
Tomie L. Gaines, 93, died Sunday at McCall Hospice House.
Gaines served from March 1943 to December 1945 with the 27th Calvary, an all-black unit.


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