Another good solider called home to do battle no more
Dr. Henry W. Mack succumbs to his illness.
Henry W. Mack, Ph.D., a native of Detroit, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1947. He was noted for being one of the rare living “Buffalo Soldiers.” At his first duty station at Fort Riley, Kansas, he was promoted to Corporal while serving with Troop H, 3rd Squadron, 10th United States Cavalry.
The accomplishments of the 10th Cavalry stand out in the pages of African American history. He was one of the first African Americans assigned to a previously all-white unit, pursuant to President Truman’s integration of the military services in 1948,
Dr. Mack continued his civil rights advocacy for over 60 years, evidenced by his presence at the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
For more than a quarter of a century, he has devoted himself to volunteer service to the schools and community of Dade County, Florida, until his health began to fail. Funeral arrangements are pending.