Virginia Heroes

James Edward Wharton

Brigadier General, Army

Born: December 2, 1894
Hometown: Staunton, VA
Entered: January 1, 1917
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: August 12, 1944
Died In: Sourdeval, France
Awards: Legion of Merit

Brigadier General Wharton served with the 28th Infantry Division.  He was killed by a sniper near Sourdeval, Normandy, France.

Before the war, he attended New Mexico State University.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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