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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George G. Anderson

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Albemarle County
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Harry R. Anderson

Private, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County
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Hassell Golden Anderson

Private, Army

Hometown: Patrick County
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Hiram Edward Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: March 8, 1945
Died In: Germany
Awards: Purple Heart
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Howard Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Buckingham County
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Howard Lewis Anderson

Chief Quartermaster, Navy

Hometown: Lynchburg City
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Irwin Corinthia Anderson

Mess Attendant, 1st Class, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: December 7, 1941
Died In: Pearl Harbor, HI
Awards: Armed Forces Seal

Matt1c Anderson was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was stationed aboard battleship, U.S.S. Arizona. Before his enlistment in 1936, Irwin graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and studied printing for two years at Hampton Institute.

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Joseph Milton Anderson

Sergeant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Prince William
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Lindsey L. Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Portsmouth
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Ralph H. Anderson

Private, Army

Hometown: Grayson County
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Richard P. Anderson

Private, Army

Hometown: Pulaski County
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Robert Henry Anderson

Army

Hometown: Bedford County
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Roy W. Anderson

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Lynchburg City
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Samuel Harvey Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Amherst County
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Ted Anderson

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Casualty Date: February 11, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Served aboard the USS LST-577.

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Thomas Dungan Anderson

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Smyth County
Died In: N/A
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Thomas Edgar Anderson

Private, Army

Hometown: Smyth County
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Van B. Anderson

Captain, Army

Hometown: Hampton City
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William A. Anderson

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Chesterfield County
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William Charles Anderson

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 12, 1920
Hometown: Appomattox County
Casualty Date: July 30, 1944
Died In: St Martin Di Centilly, France
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star

Son of Walter Charles and Louvenia M Anderson. Lived in Pamplin, VA and worked on a farm. Graduated from high school and enlisted in the 116th Infantry National Guard at Farmville, VA on June 30, 1939. Commissioned at Ft Benning, GA on Sept 1, 1942. Buried in City Point National …

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