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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sgt. James Proctor

U.S. Army

 
 
Sgt. James Proctor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Sgt. James Proctor Marker
Inscription.  
Aug. 29, 1895 - June 18, 1919
Died in service
World War I

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, World I.
 
Location. 33° 14.905′ N, 84° 15.926′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is on South 8th Street south of West Solomon Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 W Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. PFC. L.B. Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. John E. Washington (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Willie Mallory (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Thomas E. Wooten (a few steps from this marker); Cpl. J.E. Harmon (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl. Earl Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl. David Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Robert J. Gaddy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
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Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Sgt. James Proctor. He was among a dozen African American soldiers from Spalding County who were not originally listed on the county's World War I memorial. The names of these "Forgotten Soldiers" were added in 2016.
 
Also see . . .  Sgt James H. Proctor. Biography on the Honor Our KIA project's website. (Submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Sgt. James Proctor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Sgt. James Proctor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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