Commissioned by the Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas.
September and October 1879, near today's Meeker, Colorado. Surrounded by Ute braves, units of the 3rd, 5th, and 9th Cavalry fight from their circled supply wagons. Pinned down for 9 days with the loss of 13 men and most of their animals, the troopers and wagonmasters lay down a covering fire for Sgt. Johnson (9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers) who is returning with water from nearby Milk Creek. Sgt. Johnson and 10 others received the Medal of Honor for this action.
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