Virginia Heroes

James Alexander Draper

Sergeant First Class, Army

Born: July 21, 1932
Hometown: Bristol, VA
Casualty Date: October 10, 1951
Died In: North Korea
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Silver Star, Combat Infantryman Badge

Served in the Korean War. On 2/15/1951, near Chipyong-ni, South Korea, he exposed himself to enemy fire so that he could lay devastating fire on the enemy. He was Killed in Action while fighting at Heartbreak Ridge” in North Korea on 10/10/1951.

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