About the GSAAC
The Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter (GSAAC) is a non-profit charity organization (Tax ID # 86-0793058) founded 1995. We are organized and operated as an affiliate of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Association.
The GSAAC is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the United States by informing, educating, and engaging the community, especially the future leaders of our community, reinforcing the tremendous and often forgotten impact of these brave soldiers’ achievements past, present and future.
DIVERSITY OUTREACH STATEMENT
Our chapter serves the Tucson and surrounding communities as secular source of celebrating black history. We have made Buffalo Soldier history presentation at the following events:
DMAFB Black History Month Breakfast
Arivaca Music Festival
We have presented the rich Buffalo Soldier history to the following civic organizations and community groups:
Benson Rotary Club
Tucson Retired Physicians
South Park Neighborhood Association
Upward Bound Students (Pima Community College)
Arizona Sun Catchers
We have participated in the many of the Tucson Rodeo Parades, representing Buffalo Soldier history. Chaplain Otis Brown and Trooper Joseph Bailey, Jr. of the GSAAC were recognized
for representing the chapter in the 2018 and 2019 Tucson Rodeo Parades. Because of their participation the chapter the Best Mounted Western Male Award for 2018 and the highest honor, the Curt Sullivan Sweepstakes Award for 2019.
The GSAAC is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the United States by informing, educating, and engaging the community, especially Black youth, reinforcing the tremendous and often forgotten impact of these brave soldiers’ achievements past, present and future.
To cement and strengthen the friendships and loyalties of all persons who have served, are now serving, or may hereafter serve in time of peace or in time of war.
To perpetuate the memory of comrades who have passed on and to perpetuate the history of the many accomplishments of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments and Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiments in the defense of our country.
To stimulate critical thinking in the minds of our youth by encouraging them to study and understand the contributions of Blacks to the military history of our nation.
To promote community service to the nation and Southern Arizona by setting an example of unselfish patriotism
Chapter President: Trooper Lee Easter, Jr.
Chapter Vice President: Trooper Sam Freeman, Jr.
Chapter Treasurer: Trooper Floyd Gray
Chapter Secretary: Trooper Lee Easter, III