Virginia Heroes

Ray Elder Elrod

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Hopewell, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 18, 1944
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

SSGT Elrod was a bombardier and aerial photographer. He enlisted in the Army in November of 1940, and was sent to Hawaii, where he received his training with the Army Air Corps. He attended Hopewell High School.

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