James Culver was born in 1922 in Tennessee. During the 30's, the family moved to Huntsville, Alabama. From the Huntsville Times, 1944: Pvt. James H. Culver, son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Culver of Huntsville, has been awarded the Bronze Star for bravery as an infantryman in France during action on July 25. He was cited for giving aid to the wounded, and helping others to be evacuated under fire.