Virginia Heroes

Walter David Rupert, Jr.

Lieutenant, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 28, 1945
Died In: off Okinawa
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Lieutenant Rupert served aboard the USS Drexler DD-741 when it was sunk by two Japanese kamikaze aircrafts.

He attended Lehman High School and the United States Naval Academy.

His name is etched in the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii.

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