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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Donald Wayne Adkins

Private First Class, Army

Born: May 30, 1948
Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Casualty Date: October 17, 1967
Died In: Binh Long Province, South Vietnam

PFC Adkins served with the 1st Infantry Division, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment. He was an Infantry Direct Fire Crewman.

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Francis Edward Adkins

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Norfolk City
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Frank E. Adkins

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Winchester City
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James A. Adkins

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Richmond
Died In: N/A
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Joseph H. Adkins

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County
Casualty Date: October 24, 1944
Died In: Aboard Arisan Maru in S China Sea
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star

31st Infantry DC/Drowned/Injuries?; POD: about 225 miles east of Hong Kong; torpedoed/sunk by US submarine USS Snook, SS-279

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Percy M. Adkins

Private, Army

Hometown: Chesterfield
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Ray Elbert Adkins

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: November 20, 1943
Died In: Tarawa, Gilbert Islands
Awards: Purple Heart

2nd Marine Division; awarded Purple Heart; buried in Adkins Cemetery Caney Ridge

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Robert Lee Adkins

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Harrisonburg City
Casualty Date: July 12, 1944
Died In: St. Lo, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Residence: Rockingham Co; Medical Detachment; 29th Infantry Division; Awarded Purple Heart; buried in a US Military Cemetery in Normandy, France

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Troy Franklin Adkins

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: January 1, 1945
Died In: Belgium

Troy Adkins served with the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division. Buried in American Legion Cemetery Big Stone Gap, Wise Co.

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Wilmer P. Adkins

Private, Army

Hometown: Carroll County

Buried in Carroll County

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James Garrett Agee

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Buckingham County
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Marvin Harless Agee

Army

Born: November 5, 1931
Died In: N/A

Served with the 25 Infantry Division

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Willie E. Agee

Private, Army

Hometown: Buckingham County
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Eva Virginia Ageon

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 21, 1910
Hometown: Botetourt County
Casualty Date: May 12, 1942

Served with the 210th General Hospital, Ft Gulick, Panama Army Nurse Corps. Attended the Jefferson Hospital Training School. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Buchanan, Virginia.

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Norman Louis Aigner

Captain, Army

Born: June 15, 1918
Hometown: Charles City County
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Purple Heart

CPT Aigner served with HQ Company, 53rd Troop Carrier Wing as a glider pilot. He was shot down near Blosville, France on June 6, 1944. He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. Before the war, CPT Aigner graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1939.

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Leonard Lance Ailstock

Private, Army

Hometown: Alleghany County
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Vennie Aker

Army

Hometown: Lynchburg
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Bowen Patterson Aker, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Smyth County
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Alexander Akers

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wythe County
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Boyd A. Akers

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Pulaski County
Died In: Akers
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