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 Andrew Wright, Jr.

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Smyth County
Casualty Date: April 19, 1945
Died In: Luzon, Philippine Islands
Awards: Purple Heart
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Grover C. Wright, Jr.

Specialist 5, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
Casualty Date: April 18, 1968
Died In: South Vietnam
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Robert Johnston Wright, Jr.

Private, Army

Hometown: Bland County
Casualty Date: November 29, 1950
Died In: Pyoktong, North Korea

captured near Kunu-ri, North Korea 11/29/1950

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Andrew Graham Wright, Sr.

Army

Born: September 19, 1918
Awards: Bronze Star Medal

Mr. Wright served in Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and Japan. He attended Wake Forest College (now University) in North Carolina. He is buried in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia.

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David H. Wroten

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Bedford

killed in World War II

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Alfred E. Wyatt

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: January 30, 1951
Died In: Republic of Korea

served in the 35th Infantry Regiment

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Billy D. Wyatt

Private, Army

Hometown: Lee County
Casualty Date: October 7, 1951
Died In: North Korea
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Charles Edward Wyatt

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Richmond City

killed in World War II

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Charles Edward Wyatt

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Smyth County
Casualty Date: February 19, 1945
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Clarence Daniel Wyatt

Private, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County

killed in World War II

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Clifton F. Wyatt

Ensign, Navy

Hometown: Wythe County
Casualty Date: May 8, 1943
Died In: Coral Sea

ship sunk by Japanese aircraft (D3A Val dive bombers) during the Battle of the Coral Sea

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Floyd E. Wyatt

Private, Army

Hometown: Brunswick County

killed in World War II

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Herbert G. Wyatt

Private, Army

Hometown: Colonial Heights
Casualty Date: September 26, 1952
Died In: North Korea
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James C. Wyatt

Sergeant, Army

Born: April 16, 1914
Hometown: Brunswick County
Casualty Date: July 31, 1944
Died In: Italy

Served with the 366th Infantry Regiment, 904th Air Base Security Battalion.

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Joseph Edward Wyatt

Private, Army

Hometown: Surry County
Casualty Date: April 19, 1943

killed in World War II

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Linwood Arthur Wyatt

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Portsmouth

killed in World War II

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Marvin Leo Wyatt

Specialist 4, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: June 17, 1968
Died In: South Vietnam
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Richard Coleman Wyatt

Seaman, Navy

Hometown: Hampton
Casualty Date: May 5, 1968
Died In: South Vietnam
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Cherie Wyatt

E5, Air Force

Born: June 17, 1977
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Awards: Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Frame, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal

Staff Sergeant Wyatt served with the 916th Wing, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base / Medcomm Ft Pickett, Virginia. She rolled out the first ever CAC cards to the 39th Wing at Incirlik, AB Turkey after 9/11 during Operation Enduring Freedom. She received 2 CCAFs, made it to her 7th skill level …

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Clifton Fontaine Wyatt, Jr.

Ensign, Navy

Hometown: Wythe County
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