Virginia Heroes

Rufus Aaron Worrell

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: December 1, 1921
Hometown: Carroll County, VA
Entered: August 14, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 3, 1944
Died In: Appenine Mountains, Italy
Awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Silver Star

Second Lieutenant Worrell served with Company L, 337th Infantry Regiment, 5th Army. He was with the first troops entering Rome. He graduated from Lambsburg High School and attended Lynchburg College prior to being inducted in the Army. He is buried in Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia, next to his older brother, Herbert Cooley Worrell, who was also killed in action.

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