Virginia Heroes

Joseph Alonzo Schaffer

Private First Class, Army

Born: January 25, 1924
Hometown: Richmond City
Entered: September 17, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 8, 1945
Died In: Luzon, Philippine Islands
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart

PFC Schaffer served as a rifleman with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He attended Chester High School and was employed by the Richmond General Depot before the war.

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