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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Herbert Coffman Wyatt, Jr.

Private, Marine Corps

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: June 8, 1945
Died In: Okinawa
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Paul S. Wyche

Private, Army

Hometown: Henrico County

killed in World War II

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Richard A. Wyche

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Hampton
Casualty Date: January 23, 1945

served with the 477th Amphibian Truck Company

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William Earl Wyell

Sergeant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Richmond
Died In: N/A
Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy/Marines Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Served in Vietnam

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George N. Wyman

Other

Hometown: Bristol

killed in the Korean War

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Cleveland G. Wynder

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Hampton
Casualty Date: May 14, 1970
Died In: South Vietnam
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Coy Wynn

Private, Army

Hometown: Lee County

killed in World War II

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James F. Wynn

Private, Army

Hometown: Norfolk County

killed in World War II

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James Wesley Wynn

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Hometown: Portsmouth
Casualty Date: April 12, 1945
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Robert R. Wynn

Private, Army

Hometown: King William County
Casualty Date: April 1, 1945
Died In: Germany
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Roy F. Wynn

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Lee County
Casualty Date: October 27, 1951
Died In: North Korea

served with the 31st Infantry Reigment

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Raymond Francis Yackee

Carpenter's Mate 2nd Class, Navy

Born: July 13, 1914
Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: February 18, 1942
Died In: Lawn Point, Newfoundland

Carpenter’s Mate Second Class Yackee served aboard the USS Pollux AKS-2 . He is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York.  

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Jonathan Tyler Yale

Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: January 22, 1987
Hometown: Burkeville, Virginia
Casualty Date: April 22, 2008
Died In: Balad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Awards: Purple Heart, Navy Cross

Corporal Yale served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment – 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was killed when a suicide vehicle, carrying 2,000 pounds of explosives, detonated near his post. He was a 2006 graduate of Prince Edward County High School. He is buried in the …

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Leonard B. Yarber

Private, Army

Hometown: Washington County
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Raymond L. Yarbrough

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Norfolk City
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David E. Yates

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Chesapeake
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Floyd Yates

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Buchanan County
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Harding Yates

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Dickenson County
Casualty Date: March 4, 1945
Died In: Western Germany
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Jack Walter Yates

Private, Marine Corps

Hometown: Tazewell County
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John Henry Yates

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Buchanan County
Casualty Date: June 13, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Served with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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