Our Family - Appointed Leaders


Frank Autry
Scholarship Committee Chairperson

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Wellington “Scorpion” Hall 
Review Board/Prospect Committee Chair and Past 1st Vice President 2 years

I was born in Belize, Central America, where I received all of my formal education. I came to the United States at the age of 22, and joined the US Army in 1970. I took my basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and my AIT at Fort Gordon, Ga as a Military Policeman. I also conducted Airborne Training at Fort Benning, where my first permanent assignment brought me to Fort Bragg, NC. I have had an array of wonderful assignments around the world as a military policeman to include Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the 503rd MP Bn, 16th MP Bde. I retired from the US Army in 1994.

My wife Edith and I have been married for 35 years, and we have 3 sons, Adam, Brian, and Todd. Adam lives in Fayetteville, NC, Brian is in the Army and presently assigned in Virginia Beach, VA. Todd also lives in Fayetteville, NC. I wanted my retirement years to be enjoyable and beneficial. I bought a Suzuki (C50) Boulevard, and completed the Motorcycle Safety Course. The Buffalo Soldiers was an organization that I had seen plenty of times in my community doing charitable work, so it was a no brainer for me to petition to joined. I was very proud the day that I was voted into this wonderful organization, and I promised to continue to uphold the traditions of the 9th and 10th Calvary Regiment. My riding handle is “Scorpion”



James "Scorpion1" Lotharp
Disciplinary/By-Laws Chair
Past Vice President for 8 years

James was born in Marshville, NC. He attended East Union School, Monroe High School, and Forest Hills High School. James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1971. He attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, SC and advance individual training at Fort Sill, OK. He retired after 20 years of service. After retiring James attended Central Texas College and received a degree in Substance Abuse Counseling.

James has been riding since 1988 and became a member of the North Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in February 2003.

Bike: Honda Goldwing!


Anthony "Smitty" Smith  
Parade Chair

Kevin "MR. Show Me" Baldwin 
Benevolence Committee Chairman

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo until entering the U. S Army in 1985. After serving 10 years as an enlisted quartermaster soldier, I applied and was accepted into the Warrant Officer Corps. I was assigned to Ft Bragg, NC in 1996, where a served the remaining time as a Warrant Officer, until I retired in 2005, after 20 years of service. During my 20 years of serve, I was able to travel around the world. My assignments include, Ft Sill, OK, South Korea, Presidio of San Francisco, CA, Mannheim, Germany, Ft Irwin, CA, Ft. Bragg, NC, US Embassy in Amman, JORDAN, and deployments to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. My highest military award is the Bronze Star, awarded during OEF 3.  

After being assigned here at Ft. Bragg 1996, in 1998 I begin purchasing investment rental properties. I 2005, before retiring from the U.S Army, I became a Real Estate Broker and opened Show Me Real Estate, LLC. Often I’m asked where “Show Me”, come from. That is the Missouri, state motto “Show Me State”, I’m from Missouri and I can show you some real estate. I August 2012, we celebrated our 7 years anniversary is a company.  We are a full service Real Estate Company, which specializes in working with Buyer and Property Management. I also have experience as Mortgage Loan officer.  

I have been a member of the Buffalo Soldiers since 2010. It has been a pleasure fellowshipping with great brother and sister and doing community work.

Currently I ride a: Goldwing 1800 and Kawasaki 1500

Earl "Ray" Baker
Dress Committee Chairman

Frank Young 
Food Services/Fundraise Chair

Army draftee May 1969, Service Veitnam, Ft. Benning GA, Korea, Ft. Bragg, Germany, Ft. Bragg and Iraq. Retied from 82nd ABN DIV

in 1992.  Currently living in Linden NC. Owner and Operator Dump truck.



Robert Miller
ASST. SGT-at-Arms

Frist I like to give back to charitable organization. And to be a retired soldier myself I love to ride with my brother and sister that have severed this country. I find it a pleasure to give back to communities to make a better way of living for us all. And plus to help preserve the Buffalo Soldiers legacy.

Valerie Miller
ASST. Financial Secretary

I have heard about the Buffalo Soldiers for many years and wanted to find out more about the organization, but was never been at a place where I had contact with any actual members until the Memorial Day ride with Veterans Empowering Veterans in 2014 and several of the members of the Buffalo Soldiers participated and my husband and I was able to talk to the President of the North Carolina Chapter.



Derrick “Shine” Hye and Teresa “Teedee” Hye

Brother Shine met the club’s President, William “Mr. J” Johnson and his wife, Audrey “Ms. A” Johnson, who spoke with him about the NCBSMC which prompted him to visit with the club and its members.  Brother Shine’s love and passion to ride and the club’s passion to serve their community and surrounding communities made Brother Shine and his wife, Teresa request to be prospects in the club.  After he completed all the necessary requirements to join, he was voted in and became a full member, along with his wife (Associate Member) in October 2014 and is proud to be a member of such a prestigious organization. 

Brother Shine is a proud veteran of the United States Army and he and his wife are the owners of Wash’n Go Mobile Car Wash and Auto Spa located in Spring Lake, NC.  Brother Shine and his wife are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren with another granddaughter on the way.  Going to church, giving back and serving the community, spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling are what Brother Shine and his wife love to do!



Ernest Blizzard
Club Chaplain  



Calvin "Hard Charger" Chaney
"Troop Leader"

  I was born in East Lansing, MI and raised in Jackson, MS. I attended college at Jackson State University in Mississippi. I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1997. I attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and my Advance Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA as a Quartermaster "Supply Specialist". I am currently active duty with plans for retirement in 5 years.

  I became a member of the North Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in November 2016. If you're looking for an MC with great members that love to ride and fellowship; then look no further. NCBSMC have the best  "Band of Brothers".

Bike: 2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special  


Dorian”ShoTime” Brunson
"Public Relations Committee Chair"

Iron Horse: Indian Roadmaster  

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