by refixico

Saturday night August 27th, 2016, in Orange County, California , I had the honor of being invited and attending the prestigious Black Chamber of Orange County’s 32nd Annual Banquet. This was my seventh occasion to participate in the $150.00 a plate dinner, show and Awards Presentation. It marked the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers.  The gentleman without a hat in the photo above,whose hand I am shaking,  has been the soulful embodiment ,organizational genius and Champion of Champions for many of these “MASTERPIECE” events, his name  is Mr. Robert V. “Bobby” Mc Donald.

Bobby Mc Donald is truly a CLASS-ACT , he always greets friends and strangers with a  warm smile and handshake. He obviously  specializes in building extensive social networks. There is no wonder that his passion for public service and creative marketing techniques attracts broad support throughout the community. Over the past 17 years Mr. Mc Donald has raised millions of dollars for operational funding, revenue stream and a myriad of worthy causes.

To say that Bobby is a “Veterans Veteran” would not be an exaggeration, he is a Descendant of Buffalo Soldiers, including his uncles. A longtime member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry and a Vietnam War (1965 to 1968) Veteran. Mr. Bobby Mc Donald is known and loved by multi-racial/multi-cultural veterans all over the United States  and members of the general public also and he well deserves their adoration.

His accomplishments are not limited to those that I have mentioned thus far because, his has been a Life of Great Achievement. Which also includes, but not limited to the fields of Sports, Higher Education,Politics,Business, Art and Historical Preservation. All I can say after having gotten the chance to observe the “Bobby Mc Donald” aura for 12 years during my service in the Buffalo Soldiers is that he is known, loved and revered literally by the legions of a grateful nation.

Honor and Respect,                                                                                          Trooper Phil Fixico, Bugler and Color Guard                                               for the L.A. Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry.                        Photo credits to Trooper Ron Jones (Another Class Act)