Virginia Heroes

Welcome to the Virginia War Memorial’s Virginia Heroes database. This online resource is a comprehensive list of Veterans both in Virginia and across the country who wish to be represented.

This list includes all of Virginia’s Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf and whose names are etched in stone and glass on the walls of the Shrine of Memory. Their records are indicated by a gold star.

Staffers and volunteers at the War Memorial continue to research the names and personal histories of Virginia’s fallen. As we learn more about these brave men and women, we will continue to add information to this database so that their stories may never be forgotten.

To submit your personal service record information, or that of any other Virginia veteran, living or deceased, please use the Veteran Updates form and submit to the Memorial for inclusion.

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Reid Stanely Aaron

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Martinsville
Casualty Date: January 21, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Reid Aaron flew with the 48th Material Squadron in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was killed in action in the Pacific.

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David Francis Abbott

Specialist 5, Army

Born: September 27, 1948
Hometown: Newport News
Casualty Date: November 2, 1969
Died In: Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam

SP5 Abbott’s specialty in the service was as a Single-Rotor Turbine Observation/ Utility Helicopter Repairman (ARMY). He served with the 1st Cavalry Division, C Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. He served in Vietnam for 2 1/2 years and was on a fourth extension when he was killed. Graduate of Newport News …

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Leslie Cecil Abbott

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: October 7, 1921
Hometown: Bedford
Casualty Date: June 9, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France

Served with A Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

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George Parrish Abbott, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Brunswick County
Casualty Date: March 17, 1945
Died In: Abbott, Jr.

George Abbott served with the 345th Infantry Regiment during World War II and was killed in action by a German sniper.

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James Abel

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Washington County
Casualty Date: July 20, 1950
Died In: Abel
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Lester Contee Abel

Private, Army

Hometown: Prince William
Casualty Date: December 28, 1944
Died In: Abel
Awards: Purple Heart
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Spitler Harry Abell

Private, Army

Hometown: Loudon County
Died In: N/A
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Eddie J. Abernathy

Private, Army

Hometown: Nottoway County
Casualty Date: November 30, 1943
Died In: Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

Eddie Abernathy served with the 168th Infantry and is buried in US Military Cemetery Sicily-Rome, Italy.

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John H. Abernathy

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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John Howard Abernathy

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 15, 1914
Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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Lowell Albert Abernathy

Aviation Radioman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Princess Anne County
Casualty Date: March 15, 1944
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John Howard Abernethy, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: November 28, 1942
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Wilbur Sidney Able

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Arlington
Casualty Date: December 19, 1944
Died In: Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

PFC Able served with a Tank Corps and died of wounds on December 19, 1944. He left behind a wife, Dorothea, and two children, Thomas and Joyce Ann.

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Grover Alvin Abrams

Private, Army

Hometown: Newport News City
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George Acevedo

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Cumberland County
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Horace R. Ackerly

Master Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Elizabeth City County
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John White Acree

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Hometown: Lynchburg City
Casualty Date: October 26, 1942
Died In: Acree
Awards: Purple Heart

John Acree served on the USS Enterprise, CV-6. He was killed while leading a damage control party during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

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Melvin Adalman

Private, Marine Corps

Hometown: Portsmouth
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James Frank Adamouski

Captain, Army

Hometown: Springfield
Casualty Date: April 2, 2003
Died In: near Karbala, Iraq

served with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment – 3rd nfantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, GA

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Abner L. Adams

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Fauquier County
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