Local African American World War II veteran: James Q. Salter (1921-1999)

In honor of Black History Month, the Local History Department will feature local African American history throughout the month.

Our first post highlights a local African American man who fought in World War II. 

James Quilla Salter was born on January 15, 1921, to Will and Cindy Salter. He joined the army as a private on October 2, 1942 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Upon returning from the War, Salter worked for Columbus Brick Company and married Annie Lee Colvin Salter. Together, they raised eleven children. Salter died on June 9, 1999.

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