Virginia Heroes

Arthur Lawrence Derby, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 8, 1916
Hometown: Albemarle County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 22, 1945
Died In: north of Formosa
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

First Lieutenant Derby served as a forward observer on Mt Orion, Bataan, Philippines for the 88th Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts.

He was captured, taken prisoner, and survived the Bataan Death March. He was killed when the Japanese Prisoner of War ship was sunk by American planes.

His name is etched on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

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