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Our Family - Leaders

William "Mr.J" Johnson

Born on May 9, 1944 in Orangeburg, S.C. to the late Joshua and Lula Johnson. Educated in Orangeburg, S.C. Public School System.   Drafted into the US Army on October 12, 1967, serve in the Vietnam War 1968, where I was wounded thereby earning a Purple Heart. After returning to the US went on to serve in the US Army for 24 years retiring on October 31, 1991. Since retiring I have been worked as a Department of Defense Civilian.    Riding since 1974 without accidents MR. J "lives to ride and rides to live

Bikes: Honda Goldwing Low Dollar Ride / Harley Classic High Dollar Ride



Anor "Chief" Burnside  
1st Vice President

I was born in Laurens, South Carolina and retired from the Army after serving on active duty for over 34 years with multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar. 

I became a Probe May 2012, and a Full Patch member on November 2012.  I have served as club Troop Leader, Pony Express Chairperson, and currently the club Vice President.

I enjoying riding, and the camaraderie of my fellow Soldiers and Troopers throughout the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club.  




William (Soulman) Judd
2nd Vice President

I was born June 23, 1952, to the late Henrietta and George Judd Jr., in Chatham County, but I raised in Lee County. I attended Lee Elementary School, W. B. Wicker High School and Deep River High School were I graduated in 1970.

In January 1971 I joined the U.S. Air Force with basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas. After basic training my duty stations were Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport LA, Utapao, Thailand and Maelstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls Montana, where I received an Honorable Discharge in August 1973.

I met my wife, Luerever (Queen) Judd in 1989 and we were married in 1991.

I was called into the Ministry August 1, 1976, were I served as Pastor in the A. M. E. Zion Church for 27 years. While serving as a A.M.E. Zion Pastor, Judd Ministries Inc. (JMI) was founded in July 1995. JMI Worship Center is located in Clayton NC.

October 2010 I became a Probe with the Louisburg BSMC (now Raleigh), and became a Full Patch on March 5, 2011. Ninety percent of my miles was with the Fayetteville BSMC Mother for my Full Patch. While in the Louisburg Chapter I served as Chaplin and Vice President and resigned in 2012. During my absence from the Buffalo Soldier Nation, I missed the fellowship and riding. I requested to be reinstated, and The Fayetteville BSMC Mother Chapter reinstated me August 2014.

If you are looking for a strong, respected club and love to ride all year, the Fayetteville BSMC Mother Chapter is the place to be.

I “Make It Do What It Do” with my Chariot, a 2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, known as AIR4S1!


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”




Donald "Brick" Gardner

Don “Brick” Gardner was born and raised in Washington DC.  US Army retired.  Currently calls Fayetteville, NC home.  Has been riding for over thirty years.  Grew up around motorcycles.  Father was a motorcycle racer in the 50s and early 60s.  Married for over thirty years and has two sons, one daughter and seven grandkids.

Bike: Vulcan Classic 1600



Willie Williams


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!



Bruce Williams
Planning Committee Chairperson

I was born in Fairmont, North Carolina, where I graduated from Fairmont High School in 1970.  Attended Gardner School of Business in Silver Spring, Maryland where I received my Associate Degree in Accounting. While living in Baltimore, Maryland I joined the US Army in 1970.   I took my basic and AIT training at Fort Knox, KY.   I have had an array of assignments from Ft Knox, Fort Jackson, Korea, Germany and Bridgetown, Barbados.    I retired from the US Army in 1992 after serving 20 yrs. and 3 months.  I also received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shaw University in 1983 and Master’s Degree from Webster University in 1992.

My wife Gloria (Ms. Gloria) and I have been married for 43 years, and we have two children. I joined the Northern Virginia Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in 2007 and served as secretary and business manager for 4-yrs.  I later retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers. After retirement I moved to Fayetteville, NC and joined the North Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.  I ride a 2009 Honda Goldwing GL 1800 Roadsmith Trike.  My riding handle is “KingB”


Ernest Blizzard
Club Chaplain  


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

Louis H. Sutton
Financial Secretary

Born 21 September 1949 in Kinston, N. C...  Attended Frank High School, La Grange, N. C... Joined the United States Air Force March, 1969 and retired in June 1991.  Married to Tereather A. Williams of Goldsboro, N. C.  My children are Takishia, Dimitri, and Jasmine.  I was employed with the U. S. Postal Service from Dec. 1994 until Dec. 2010.

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.



Jerry Almost 2 Thompson

Born to Willie and Amanda Thompson in Bladenboro, NC.  I have 3 siblings all sisters.  Graduated from West Columbus High School in 1976 and later attended Southeastern Community College where I received my Electrical Maintenance and Insulation Certificate.  In 1992 I obtained my Unlimited Electrical License which was a goal of mine.  I work independently as a licensed Electrician along with being employed by Goodyear for over ten years.  I’m married to Grace Johnson – Thompson from Lumberton, NC and we have one son who attends West Bladen High School.  I attend Faith Tabernacle Christian Center in St. Pauls, NC, where I serve as a musician and a deacon.  I enjoy fishing, hunting, playing my bass guitar and I love bike riding.


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.

Frank Autry
Scholarship Committee Chairperson

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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!



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  

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