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Dorsie Willis: Black Soldier of the 25th Infantry Discharged “Without Honor”

Dorsie Willis was one of the 167 black soldiers of the 25th Infantry discharged from the United States Army “without honor” by order of President Theodore Roosevelt after the shooting in Brownsville, Texas in 1906. Willis was born in Mississippi in 1886 to Corsey and Dochie Willis. Willis joined Company D, 25th Infantry of the […]

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