Colonel Charles D. Young (1864 - 1922) - Highest ranking black U.S. Army
Officer in World War I. Born in Mays lick, Kentucky. West Point graduate. Taught
at Wilberforce University. Proficient in six languages. Retired from Army
because of health, Young proved his fitness by riding his horse from Wilberforce
to Washington, D.C. Reinstated and promoted to Colonel. Represented U.S. as
military attache in Liberia where he died of tropical fever. Buried at Arlington
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