Virginia Heroes

Robert Valentine Jeffress

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Born: June 20, 1923
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Missing In Action Date: December 9, 1941
Casualty Date: November 7, 1942
Died In: Strait of Gibraltar
Awards: Purple Heart

Seaman First Class was serving aboard the USS Thomas Stone when it was torpedoed by the Japanese.

Before the war, he attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was employed by E. I. DuPont.

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