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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Francis Edward Adkins

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Norfolk City
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Frank E. Adkins

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Hometown: Winchester City, VA
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James A. Adkins

Sergeant, Army

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

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County, VA
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, VA
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Ray Elbert Adkins

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Wise County, VA
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, VA
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, VA
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, VA

Buried in Carroll County

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James Garrett Agee

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Buckingham County, VA
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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, VA
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Eva Virginia Ageon

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 21, 1910
Hometown: Botetourt County, VA
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, VA
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, VA
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Vennie Orville Aker

Boatswain's Mate Chief, Coast Guard

Born: December 1, 1912
Hometown: Lynchburg
Casualty Date: February 19, 1953

Boatswain’s Mate Chief Aker served with the Coast Guard during the Korean War. He is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

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Bowen Preston Aker, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Smyth County, VA
Died In: Philippine Islands
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Alexander Akers

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wythe County, VA
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Boyd A. Akers

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Pulaski County, VA
Died In: Akers
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Claude William Akers

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Dickenson
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