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Hero Highlight – Troy Lorenzo Gregory

Terry Lawrence Plunk

Some people are born to lead. Terry Lawrence Plunk from Vinton, Virginia, was one of these few. He shined in both...

Hero Highlight – Alan Brent Boffman

At the Memorial, we always try to relay the message that every generation has its own fight for freedom. For Alan Boffman, born in Norfolk,...

Bud Fleenor

Our feature blog posting is written by one of the dedicated volunteers at the Virginia War Memorial, Bud Fleenor, highlighting his...

Hero Highlight – James Daniel Lewis

Why do most rural towns send so many of their children off to fight? Is it a chance to escape and see the world? Or is it a real sense of duty to...

Hero Highlight – Hugh Douglas Whitacre

MSG Hugh Whitacre

Growing up just a few short years after the end of the Great War, Hugh Whitacre heard first-hand the triumphs and...

Hero Highlight – Jason C. Carr

About 2 hours southwest of Richmond, Virginia, you will find yourself in the  little county of Halifax. The people are hard working and full of...

Wilton Curtis

Our feature blog posting is written by one of the dedicated volunteers at the Virginia War Memorial, Wilton Curtis, highlighting his...

Hero Highlight Special Edition – Colonel Van T. Barfoot

Barfoot receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, a young man by the name of Van...

Hero Highlight – James Herley Fleenor

Seaman Second Class James Herley Fleenor

On the night of December 7, 1941, two energetic boys sat comfortably on their living room floor...

Hero Highlight – Troy Lorenzo Gregory

For many 18-year-old men, their mind is focused on senior year beach week, fast cars, and girls. One young man had quite different aspirations....

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