Virginia Heroes

Arthur Lawrence Derby

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 8, 1916
Hometown: Albemarle County, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 22, 1945
Died In: South Pacific
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

First Lieutenant Derby served as a forward observer on Mt Orion, Bataan, Philippines for the 88th Field Artillery, Philippine Scouts. He was captured, taken prisoner, and survived the Bataan Death March. He was killed when the Japanese POW ship,

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