From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Christal, Mattie L.

(born: 1914) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

March 13, 1943


Mattie L. Christal was separated from her husband and living in Harlan County, KY when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in Mississippi. In 1949 after her military service ended, Christal was in Chicago, IL, where she graduated from Peters Business College.  

Source: "Peters Business College celebrates commencement," Chicago World, 1/11/1949, p. 10.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Harlan County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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“Christal, Mattie L.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 3, 2023,

Last modified: 2023-05-08 18:13:42