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.

  • Reset

James E. Young, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Danville
Casualty Date: December 1, 1950
Died In: North Korea
Read More

Joseph B. Young, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Bristol
Read More

Travis L. Youngblood

Petty Officer, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Southampton County
Casualty Date: July 21, 2005
Died In: Hit, Iraq

killed by an improvised explosive device; served at the Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois; Corpsman with a Marine unit

Read More

Donald A. Younglas

Major, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: January 7, 1944
Died In: over France
Awards: Air Medal
Read More

Wilbur H. Youngman, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Arlington
Casualty Date: October 17, 1951
Read More

Robert Conrad Yowell

Seaman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Culpeper County
Casualty Date: June 20, 1945
Died In: Marseille, France
Read More

Robert W. Yowell

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Madison County
Casualty Date: January 11, 1945
Died In: near Mersing, Johore Province, Malay States
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
Read More

Eugene Crampton Zachman

Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Born: September 8, 1903
Hometown: Arlington
Casualty Date: November 19, 1943
Read More

Roland Arthur Zachman

Lieutenant, Navy

Born: January 8, 1915
Hometown: Arlington
Casualty Date: April 28, 1944
Read More

Harry A. Zahn

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Elizabeth City County
Read More

Milton T. Zandiotis

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Martinsville
Casualty Date: November 21, 1943
Died In: Germany
Awards: Purple Heart
Read More

Robert J. Zangas

Lieutenant Colonel, Marine Corps

Hometown: Prince William County
Casualty Date: March 9, 2004
Died In: Al-Hillah, Iraq

served with the DOD – Coalition Provisional Authority – 4th Civil Affairs Group – Naval Support Facility Anacostia, D.C.

Read More

Frederick Ferdinand Zehring

First Lieutenant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Shenandoah County
Casualty Date: April 15, 1945
Died In: Okinawa
Read More

Thomas Carlyle Morris Zeugner

Major, Army

Hometown: Petersburg
Casualty Date: February 27, 1991
Read More

W. M. Zimmerman

First Lieutenant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Lynchburg
Read More

George Alex Zimmerman, Jr.

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Roanoke City
Casualty Date: November 26, 1943
Died In: over Paris, France
Read More

Andrew Linn Zini

Chief Machinist's Mate, Navy

Hometown: Roanoke County
Casualty Date: February 27, 1942
Died In: Indian Ocean South of Java
Read More

Aiden A. Zirkle

Corporal, Army

Hometown: Shenandoah County
Casualty Date: April 13, 1945
Read More

George Raymond Zirnheld

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: September 10, 1945

went down during mission to Dessau, Germany

Read More

Thomas J. Zock

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class, Navy

Hometown: Norfolk City
Casualty Date: December 28, 1943
Read More