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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Clarence Adams, III

Specialist, Army

Hometown: Richmond
Casualty Date: September 7, 2004
Died In: Iraq

Served with the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Div – Fort Hood, TX

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Charles F. Adams, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Stafford County
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Claude Swanson Adams, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Danville City
Casualty Date: September 1, 1944
Died In: Adams, Jr.
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Donald Ben Adams, Jr.

Private First Class, Army

Born: July 31, 1940
Hometown: Hampton
Casualty Date: July 18, 1967
Died In: Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam

PFC Adams served with the 25th Infantry Division, 13th Artillery Regiment, Battery D, 3rd Battalion. He attended Hampton High School.

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Joseph Preston Adams, Jr.

Motor Machinist's Mate, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Martinsville
Casualty Date: October 1, 1943

Served aboard the USS LST-448

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Kelly R. Adams, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Pulaski County
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Russell S. Adams, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Arlington County
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Shane Timothy Adcock

Captain, Army

Born: May 24, 1979
Hometown: Mechanicsville
Casualty Date: October 11, 2006
Died In: Hawijah, Iraq

served with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade – 25th Infantry Div, Schofield Barracks, HI; killed by enemy grenade fire; 2003 graduate of Longwood University

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Alexander Adderton

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
Casualty Date: November 6, 1944
Died In: Adderton
Awards: Purple Heart
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Cecil Herbert Addington

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: November 9, 1945
Died In: Sicily

Served with the 345th Engineer General Service Regiment. He is buried in US Military Cemetery Sicily-Rome, Italy.

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Harold Addington

Private, Army

Hometown: Charlottesville
Casualty Date: October 9, 1951
Died In: North Korea

38th Infantry 2nd Division

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Donald Edward Addison

Private, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: December 23, 1944
Died In: Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart
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Marvin Addison

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: October 5, 1943
Died In: North Atlantic

Served aboard the SS Robert H Colley. The tanker was tanker torpedoed/sunk by German submarine U-254.

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Noble Lambert Addison

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Fauquier County
Casualty Date: February 8, 1945
Died In: Addison

Noble Addison was killed during World War II by a mine explosion.

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Perry Addison

Army

Hometown: Buchanan County
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Robert Addison

Army

Hometown: Buchanan County
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Samuel Addison

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Bristol
Casualty Date: September 20, 1950
Died In: Republic of Korea

24th Division; 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team

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Ted Aderson

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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Andrew Adkins

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Powhatan
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: France

Infantry?; 743rd Tank Battalion; buried at St Laurent, France/later removed to Old Powhatan Baptist Church Cemetery, Old Church Road (Route 612), Powhatan Co

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Benjamin S. Adkins

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County
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