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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Richard W. Yates

Hospitalman, Navy

Hometown: Prince William County
Casualty Date: October 22, 1969
Died In: South Vietnam
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Robert Murray Yates

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Patrick County
Casualty Date: January 1, 1945
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
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Robert J. Yates, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Norfolk County
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George Holly Yeager, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Roanoke City
Casualty Date: July 16, 1944
Died In: over Neuried, Munich, Germany
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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Robert J. Yeaman

Private, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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Hubert Yeary

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Henrico County
Casualty Date: April 8, 1944
Died In: Germany
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
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Marvin O. Yeary

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Lee County
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Mahlon R. Yeates

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Mecklenburg County
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France
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Arthur B.ernardYeates, Jr.

Lieutenant, Navy

Born: March 20, 1915
Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: August 10, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart
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Claude Allen Yeatts

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Patrick County
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Damon Hundley Yeatts

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: WWII State at Large
Casualty Date: March 16, 1945
Died In: near Mertzwiller, Germany
Awards: Purple Heart
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Fred Lavillon Yeatts

Captain, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Casualty Date: May 29, 1943
Died In: North Africa
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Holsie M. Yeatts

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Casualty Date: February 25, 1943
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Kelly Junior Yeatts

Storekeeper, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Danville
Casualty Date: October 12, 1942
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart
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Roy Yeatts

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: WWII State at Large
Casualty Date: October 1, 1943
Died In: near Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
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John R. Yoho

Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
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Eugene Jackson Yonce

Private, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: September 19, 1944
Died In: Nijmegen-Arnhem, Holland
Awards: Purple Heart
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Grant Collins Yopp

Sergeant, Army

Born: May 27, 1923
Hometown: Bedford
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France

Served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

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James Robert York

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Russell County
Casualty Date: May 27, 1943
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William Thomas York

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Russell County
Casualty Date: July 26, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Purple Heart

brother of James Robert York

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