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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Aiden A. Zirkle

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Shenandoah County, VA
Casualty Date: April 13, 1945
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George Raymond Zirnheld

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: March 17, 1918
Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: September 10, 1945
Died In: over Dessau, Germany
Awards: Air Medal

Staff Sergeant Zirnheld served with the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group (Heavy), “The Ragged Irregulars,” 8th Air Force as a ball turret gunner on the B-17 “Just Plain Lonesome.” He was presumed killed in action on a bombing mission to Dessau, Germany, that was meant to target a large …

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Thomas J. Zock

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: December 28, 1943
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Clifton Zombro

Private, Army

Hometown: Clarke County, VA
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Richard Jonathan Zoner

Ship's Cook, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Frederick County, VA
Casualty Date: October 6, 1945
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