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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William J. Anderson

Coxswain, Navy

Hometown: Portsmouth
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William Thomas Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Prince William County
Died In: N/A
Awards: Purple Heart, Armed Forces Seal

Killed in action on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Was assigned to the 17th Air Base Squadron, Hickam Field.

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Willie Clavis Anderson

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Richmond City
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Andy Dee Anderson

Corporal, Army

Born: March 21, 1982
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
Casualty Date: June 6, 2006
Died In: Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Corporal Anderson served with B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama. He was killed when his camp received indirect enemy fire during combat operations. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Brian Michael Anderson

Specialist, Army

Born: March 5, 1986
Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Casualty Date: June 12, 2010
Died In: Za Khel, Afghanistan

Specialist Anderson served with the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He died of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He is buried in Linville Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Broadway, Virginia.

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Benjamin Douglas Anderson

Private First Class, Army

Born: May 4, 1926
Hometown: Albemarle County, Virginia
Casualty Date: April 10, 1945
Died In: Germany

Private First Class Anderson graduated from Scottsville High School and received his military training at Ft Meade, Maryland. On April 10, 1945, he was struck in the chest by a sniper’s bullet and died a few minutes later near the Harz Mountains in Germany. He is buried in Scottsville Cemetery, …

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Harold Clinton Anderson

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: January 16, 1921
Hometown: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Casualty Date: March 6, 1945

Second Lieutenant Anderson graduated from Climax High School in 1938 and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute for two years before joining the Army in 1940 as an Aviation Cadet. He is buried in Greenpond Baptist Church Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  

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Walter Thomas Anderson

Private, Army

Born: February 4, 1925
Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: January 13, 1945
Died In: France

Private Anderson served with the 194th Field Artillery Battalion. Before the war, he was employed by the Gulf Oil Company in Norfolk, Virginia. He is buried in Epinal American Cemetery, France.

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Earle Talmadge Anderson, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Halifax County
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Edwin Threatt Anderson, Jr.

Fireman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Prince Edward County
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Lloyd L. Anderson, Jr.

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Lee County
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Marvin Judson Anderson, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Smyth County
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Sam R. Anderson, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wythe County
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William E. Anderson, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Grayson County
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Robert Lee Anderson, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Born: October 14, 1924
Hometown: Augusta County, Virginia
Casualty Date: January 18, 1945
Awards: Good Conduct Medal

Corporal Anderson graduated from Craigsville High School and was inducted into the Army Air Corps on September 3, 1943. He is buried in Craigsville Cemetery, Craigsville, Virginia.

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Paul Driver Andes

Private, Army

Hometown: Rockbridge County
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Roy Harold Andes

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Harrisonburg City
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Edwin Anthony Andino, II

Private First Class, Army

Born: June 9, 1983
Hometown: Culpeper, Virginia
Casualty Date: September 3, 2006
Died In: Baghdad, Iraq
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal Ribbon

Private First Class Andino served with the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany. He was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his vehicle. He was a 2001 graduate of Madison County High School. He is buried in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, …

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Jose Andonegui

Lieutenant, Navy

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: February 21, 1945
Died In: Pacific

LT Andonegui was serving aboard the USS Bismark Sea when he was killed during a kamikaze attack on Feb 21, 1945. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Richmond.

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Steve Andrasik

First Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: June 27, 1942

Served with the 62nd Coast Artillery.

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