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Jesse Clipper American Legion Post #430

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Not much is known about the background of this World War I hero, however Jesse Clipper became a local Buffalo, New York legend as the first African American from the region to die in the war. Clipper worked at the American Palace laundry before he was drafted into the army. According to his contemporaries, he was a pleasant young man and a good worker. Before service to his country, Jesse Clipper

Not much is known about the background of this World War I hero, however Jesse Clipper became a local Buffalo, New York legend as the first African American from the region to die in the war. Clipper worked at the American Palace laundry before he was drafted into the army. According to his contemporaries, he was a pleasant young man and a good worker. Before service to his country, Jesse Clipper

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We are so proud of our 1st Vice Commander Dr. Kanasha Blue for all her accomplishments and her support for the Veteran C...
03/30/2022

We are so proud of our 1st Vice Commander Dr. Kanasha Blue for all her accomplishments and her support for the Veteran Community!

02/25/2022

Honoring African American Veterans Past and Present with Commander Eugene Pierce of American Legion Jesse Clipper Post 430

Pictured left/right, Legionnaire Donald Paulk, Commander Rev. Eugene L. Pierce, Compliance Officer Elder Howard Patton a...
01/11/2022

Pictured left/right, Legionnaire Donald Paulk, Commander Rev. Eugene L. Pierce, Compliance Officer Elder Howard Patton at the Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home, 995 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14204.
The members pictured honored Veteran Edward Lee Outling on January 7, 2022, with a "Final Salute." Elder Howard Patton conducted Outling's Celebration of Life Ceremony assisted by Legionnaire Donald Paulk. Veteran Outling was 74 years old.

10/18/2021

"VETERANS SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED"
Buffalo, NY, Veterans Day, November 11, 2020-Members of The American Legion Jesse Clipper Post No. 430, assembled this morning to "Serve Those Who Served" with seventy FREE Drive-up Breakfast Meals. The support for meals were provided by The Office of Erie County Legislator April N.M. Baskin, Buffalo Branch NAACP, African American Cultural Center, Manna Culinary Group, Inc.

Pictured-Right/Left-Front Row-Service Officer Donald Paulk, Erie County Legislature Chairperson April N. M. Baskin and her daughter Jovanna, 1st Vice Commander and Breakfast Chairperson Kanasha Blue, Past Commander Reverend Paulette Woods, Commander Reverend Eugene L. Pierce, Housing Administrative Officer Barbara Miller-Williams, Past Adjutant Morgan Woodson, Compliance Officer Elder Howard Patton, Sgt-at-Arms Perry Civils; Back Row-2nd Vice Commander Richard Hill, 3rd Vice Commander Irvin Bates, Chaplain Deacon Michael Davis.

Buffalo, NY-September 18, 2021, Jewel and Charles Everhart, after their beautiful Wedding Ceremony today at The Calvary ...
09/19/2021

Buffalo, NY-September 18, 2021, Jewel and Charles Everhart, after their beautiful Wedding Ceremony today at The Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee Street. Pastor Corey Gibson, Officiating.

Our Post Salutes Agnes M. Young as its "Legionnaire of The Year 2021." Legionnaire Agnes M. Young, Finance Officer of th...
08/23/2021

Our Post Salutes Agnes M. Young as its "Legionnaire of The Year 2021." Legionnaire Agnes M. Young, Finance Officer of the Jesse Clipper Post No. 430, is a Buffalo native who grew up in the Fruit Belt Area. She attended the Buffalo Public School System, where she graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School. Agnes earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. During her service in the U.S. Army, she was promoted to the rank of Specialist Fourth Class and she worked as a Laboratory Specialist. Among her many titles, she is a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist.

Agnes has beeen an active and faithful member for ten years at Greater Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor, Rev. Dr. James C. Blacknurn Jr.

Legionnaire Young is a proud parent of three children.

She says that she is "blessed to be able able to serve God, my family and veterans."

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Monday, May 31, 2021-The Jesse Clipper Post No. 430, held its first annual Memorial Day Services at the St. Matthew's Ce...
06/03/2021

Monday, May 31, 2021-The Jesse Clipper Post No. 430, held its first annual Memorial Day Services at the St. Matthew's Cemetery "Field of Valor". Photos were taken by Robert Blue.

Timeline Photos
05/30/2021

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Know your history.

Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

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After gaining weight, I decided to revert to my military days. (smile)
05/22/2021

After gaining weight, I decided to revert to my military days. (smile)

SGT William Carney the first African American recipients of the Medal of Honor. Born as a slave in February of 1840, Wil...
03/25/2021

SGT William Carney the first African American recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Born as a slave in February of 1840, William Carney’s father managed to escape and make his way north via the Underground Railroad, ultimately earning the funds to purchase his wife and son’s freedom.

In March 1863, Carney entered the Union Army and was assigned to Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment along with 40 other African American men. This was the first official black unit fighting on behalf of the North.

On July 18, 1863, the soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Regiment were led on a charge on Fort Wagner. During the chaos, Carney witnessed the unit’s color guard as he was mortally wounded, nearly dropping their flag to the ground.

Carney, who was also severally injured, dashed toward the falling patriotic symbol and caught it before it touched the dirty ground.

With the flag in his hand, Carney crawled up to the walls of Fort Wagner while motivating his fellow troops to follow his lead. He managed to plant his flag at the base of the fort and angled it upright for display.

Although Carney suffered deadly blood loss, it’s reported he never allowed that flag to touch the ground. This action inspired his fellow troops, and the infantrymen managed to secure the fort.

For his bravery in action, Carney was awarded the Medal of Honor on May 23, 1900, making him the first African American to ever earn the distinguished accolade.

Buffalo, NY-March 13, 2021-Pictured are members of the Jesse Clipper Post No. 430 after they rendered a "Final Salute" t...
03/14/2021

Buffalo, NY-March 13, 2021-Pictured are members of the Jesse Clipper Post No. 430 after they rendered a "Final Salute" to WWII Veteran Deacon William E. Yokley a member of the St. John Baptist church.

Nov 11, 2015 then Commander Henry CurtisII and Legionnaire Kanasha Blue delivered Veterans Day Keynote Address at Bryant...
11/16/2020

Nov 11, 2015 then Commander Henry CurtisII and Legionnaire Kanasha Blue delivered Veterans Day Keynote Address at Bryant & Stratton College.

Right/Left-Past Adjutant Morgan Woodson and Housing Administrative Officer Barbara Miller-Williams preparing FREE Drive-...
11/12/2020

Right/Left-Past Adjutant Morgan Woodson and Housing Administrative Officer Barbara Miller-Williams preparing FREE Drive-up Breakfast Meals for Veterans

Communications Officer Charles Everhart, Legislator April Baskin and daughter Jovanna.
11/12/2020

Communications Officer Charles Everhart, Legislator April Baskin and daughter Jovanna.

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143 Beard Ave
Buffalo, NY
14214

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K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch is honored to bring the Fallen Heroes Memorial to WNY on July 17 & 18. Come down to the Naval Park and honor our Fallen.
During a solemn ceremony at St Matthew's Cemetery in West Seneca, we joined Jesse Clipper American Legion Post #430 this Memorial Day to pay tribute to U.S. military who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation, including Western New Yorkers laid to rest in the Field of Valor.
In a solemn event Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park at the WNY Hispanic American Veterans Memorial Inc. , Commander Rev. Eugene L. Pierce of the Jesse Clipper American Legion Post #430 was honored with a inscribed paver for his support and guidance to the Gabriel A. Rodriguez American Legion Post 1928. Fellow Veteran Legionnaires were on hand to do the honors. EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial | #EC200
Special thanks to Commander Rev. Eugene L. Pierce, Jesse Clipper American Legion Post #430 for his community service. EC200 - Erie County Bicentennial !
Jesse Clipper became a legend in Buffalo, New York for his actions during World War I. Before being drafted into the army, Clipper worked at the American Palace laundry. He was known to be a pleasant young man who was a hard worker. Before service to his country, Jesse Clipper served as Vice-President of Colored Musicians Local No. 533 in 1917.