‘Black hero’ or ‘servant’? Supporters push for Marylander who served in War of 1812 to get VA tombstone.

‘Black hero’ or ‘servant’? Supporters push for Marylander who served in War of 1812 to get VA tombstone.

As a Black soldier in the War of 1812, he was classified a “servant.” Now Samuel Neale of Frederick is being denied a U.S. veteran’s headstone for that very reason.

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