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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Captain Brady Tonth, Jr.

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
1. Captain Brady Tonth, Jr. Marker
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A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, Brady Tonth, Jr. was the first MVSU Air Force ROTC graduate to become a pilot after completing training in Columbus, Mississippi. In 1979, he became the first African American pilot in the Mississippi Air National Guard. He served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, eventually earning the rank of major. In 1986, he became a pilot for American Airlines and was the captain of the airline's first all-black flight crew.
 
Erected 2020 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, Afghanistan. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
 
Location. 32° 14.309′ N, 90° 55.425′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on U.S. 61 0.1 miles north of Redbone Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5855 US 61 N, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glass Mounds (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Williamson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Yokena Presbyterian Church

Captain Brady Tonth, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
2. Captain Brady Tonth, Jr. Marker
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Tobias Gibson (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 5.2 miles away); Vicksburg Siege (approx. 5.3 miles away); U.S. Battery Benton. (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Brady Tonth Jr. Aviation Career. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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