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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Sidney Griffith Amory

Fireman, First Class, Army

Born: September 9, 1920
Hometown: Arlington County, Virginia
Casualty Date: March 24, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart

Fireman First Class Amory served aboard the USS Edsall (DD-219) when it came under attack on Feb 27, 1942 with two sister ships near Java. One of the ships was sunk and the Edsall rescued 177 survivors. On February 28th, they rendezvoused with a fuel replenishment ship near Christmas Island, …

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Harry Lenon Amos

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Goochland County
Died In: N/A
Awards: WWII Victory Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal

Served in World War II. Joined the Army on April 1, 1941 and served with the field artillery for 6 months. After this period, he was released and later entered the army again as a paratrooper. Killed in Action in Holland on September 26, 1944.

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Herman L. Amos

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Roanoke County
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Joseph Gerard Amos

Radioman, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Alexandria
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Samuel Alexander Amy, Jr.

Specialist 4, Army

Born: November 10, 1962
Hometown: Laneview
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Samuel Alexander Amy, Sr.

Private First Class, Army

Born: October 2, 1927
Hometown: Laneview
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Dalton Louis Ancarrow

Private, Army

Born: May 27, 1918
Hometown: Hanover County
Casualty Date: September 25, 1943
Died In: North Africa

PVT Ancarrow served the 59th Field Artillery Battery A. He attended Washington-Henry High School and was employed by Reynolds Metals before enlisting in the Army. He is buried in St Paul’s Episcopal Church cemetery in Hanover, Virginia.

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Clarence A. Anders

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Floyd Anders

Machinist's Mate, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Walter Roosvelt Anders

Private, Army

Born: August 2, 1917
Hometown: Grayson County
Casualty Date: July 4, 1945
Died In: France

Before the war, PVT Anders was employed by the Washington Mills Company. He is buried in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church cemetery, Fries Junction, Virginia.

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Bernard A. Anderson

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Alexandria
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Carter Weisiger Anderson

Private 1st Class, Army

Hometown: Henrico
Casualty Date: February 22, 1945
Died In: Heppenheim, Germany
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Charles Alonzo Anderson

Captain, Army

Hometown: Petersburg City
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Claytor S. Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: King and Queen
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Clement I. Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County
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Clyde H. Anderson

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Halifax
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Cornelius Pryor Anderson

Navy

Born: May 1, 1919
Hometown: Richmond
Died In: N/A

Served aboard the U.S.S. Utah (Honolulu) 1941. Escaped the bombing due to hospitalization.

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Donald Anderson

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Lynchburg City
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Ernest Frank Anderson

Sergeant, Army

Born: November 9, 1924
Hometown: Arlington County

Served with the 309 AAF Flying Training Detachment. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Frank Wilton Anderson

Private, Army

Born: October 24, 1908
Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: December 3, 1944
Died In: Belgium
Awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal

Private Anderson served with Company B, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He is buried in Dumfries Public Cemetery, Dumfries, Virginia.

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