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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Flavious Broaddus Allder

Seaman, First Class, Navy

Hometown: Fairfax County
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Charles Ervin Allen

Lance Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: February 27, 1948
Hometown: Newport News
Casualty Date: April 17, 1968
Died In: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam

LCpl Allen served with K Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He is buried in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia.

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Edgar Lewis Allen

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Roanoke City
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Frank B. Allen

Gunnery Sergeant, Marine Corps

Hometown: Stafford County
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Frank Gouldin Allen

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Essex County
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James E. Allen

Private, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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James Maxwell Allen

Chief Water Tender, Navy

Hometown: Accomack County
Casualty Date: December 23, 1944
Died In: North Atlantic
Awards: Purple Heart

Served aboard the USS Leary DD-158. Ship was torpedoed/sunk by German submarine U-275.

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John E. Allen

Army

Hometown: Crozier
Died In: N/A

Served in World War II. Participated in the Battle of the Buldge.

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John Randolph Allen

Army

Hometown: Penola
Died In: N/A

Served in Army in the 29th Division.

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John Walton Allen

Private First Class, Army

Born: October 16, 1923
Hometown: Bedford
Casualty Date: September 10, 1944
Died In: France

Served with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Bedford, VA.

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Joseph Theron Allen

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Pulaski County
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Junior Richard Allen

Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: November 14, 2028
Hometown: Abingdon
Died In: N/A
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Matt Archer Allen

Steward, Navy

Hometown: Goochland County
Died In: N/A
Awards: Purple Heart

Served aboard the USS Essex.

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Walter Harry Allen

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Buckingham County
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William C. Allen

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Winchester City
Died In: N/A
Awards: Army Seal
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William H. Allen

Army

Hometown: Crozier
Died In: N/A

Served as a Paratrooper in the Korean War.

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Hervey Harris Allen

Private First Class, Army

Born: November 28, 1948
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Casualty Date: May 31, 1967
Died In: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge

Private First Class Allen served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. He is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

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Robert Branner Allen

Sergeant, Army

Born: November 10, 1924
Hometown: Norfolk City, Virginia
Casualty Date: April 3, 1945
Died In: near the Ruhr in Grossenbach, Germany

Sergeant Allen served with Company L, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. He was first wounded in action in Huertgen Forest but quickly got back with his unit. On April 3, 1945, he was leading his squadron to take the crossroads at Grossenbach, Germany when he was hit by machine …

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Edward Leon Allen

Private, Army

Born: April 14, 1910
Hometown: Bath County
Casualty Date: July 15, 1945
Died In: Le Cambe, France

Private Allen served with Company G, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. Before the war, he was employed by Virginia Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Virginia. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.

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Donald Ray Alley

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: March 25, 1945
Hometown: Richmond
Casualty Date: December 13, 1968
Died In: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam

1LT Alley served with A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division. He is a 1963 graduate of John Marshall High School. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

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