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Statue tour of US Army Col. Charles Young part of campaign to promote him posthumously
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
A bronze statue of U.S. Army Col. Charles Young will be in Mason County in September as part of a campaign to have him promoted posthumously to the rank of brigadier general.
Young, who was born in May's Lick and was a member of Omega Psi Phi, was the first African-American to achieve the rank of colonel, and the highest-ranking African-American officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922.
Young's promotion must be approved by President Barack Obama.
Information from: The Ledger Independent, http://www.maysville-online.com