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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James G. Alley

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Roanoke County
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William Christopher Alley

Captain, Army

Born: April 20, 1979
Hometown: Temple
Died In: N/A
Awards: Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal

Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 553rd Corps Support Battalion. Graduated from VMI in 2001. Also received the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service medal.

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William S. Alley

Private, Army

Hometown: Danville City
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Willie Warnie Alley

Technical Sergeant, Air Force

Hometown: Tazewell
Casualty Date: September 1, 1969
Died In: about 20 miles East of Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Served with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing. His AC-47D (43-49021) was hit in the starboard wing by ground fire and crashed.

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Lonnie Douglas Alley

Specialist 4

Born: March 4, 1945
Hometown: Martinsville, Virginia
Casualty Date: March 26, 1968
Died In: Kontum Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Purple Heart

Specialist 4 Alley served with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Prior to entering the service he was employed by W. M. Bassett Furniture Company for four years. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, Virginia.

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Elmer L. Allison

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Fauquier County
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Lawrence Ray Allison

Private, Army

Hometown: Giles County
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Glenn Allman


Hometown: Dickenson County
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Robert Leftwich Allman

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: January 31, 1924
Hometown: Richmond City
Casualty Date: December 26, 1944
Died In: Pacific

Staff Sergeant Allman served with the 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 17th Tactical Recon Squadron as an Engineer on B25D “Montana Maid” #42-87296. He is buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Robert Charles Allmendinger

Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Arlington County
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Charles L. Allred

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Danville City
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Charlie Blackwell Almand

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Lunenburg County
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Dewey Culvin Almond

Sergeant, Army

Born: December 17, 1920
Hometown: Appomattox County
Casualty Date: July 4, 1944
Died In: St Lo, France

Completed 3 years of high school, then worked in a boot and shoe manufacturing plant. He was inducted in Roanoke, VA on Sept 14, 1942. Stationed at Camp Lee in Petersburg, VA, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp McCoy in Wisconsin.

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Harris Napoleon Almond

Private, Army

Born: May 28, 1918
Hometown: Appomattox County
Casualty Date: October 18, 1945
Died In: France

Worked in a boot and shoe manufacturing plant. Enlisted in Lynchburg, Va on August 1, 1939. He was stationed at Fort Amador, Balboa, Panama Canal; Hawaii and European Theatre. His bother, Jesse Joel Almond, was also killed during the war.

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Jesse Joel Almond

Private, Army

Hometown: Appomattox County
Casualty Date: May 1, 1945

brother of Harris Napoleon Almond; He attended Appomattox High School and moved to Richmond and worked for Dupont. He married Alice Bartlett of Richmond, VA on October 29, 1941. They had a daughter Barbara Elaine Almond.

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James Harvey Almond, Jr.

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Born: November 27, 1923
Hometown: Staunton City, Virginia
Casualty Date: May 8, 1944
Died In: Pacific

Private First Class Almond enlisted in the Marine Corps in August, 1943, and trained at New River, N. C. and Parris Island, S. C. He is buried in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia. Before the war, he was employed by the Maryland Dry Dock Company.

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Marvin Hill Alphin

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Isle of Wight County
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Talmadge Horton Alphin, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: May 27, 1943
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia
Casualty Date: August 23, 1968
Died In: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam

Staff Sergeant Alphin served with Forward Operations Base 4, Command and Control North, Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, 5th Special Forces as a radio operator. He was killed when Command and Control North compound was attacked by close to 100 of North Vietnam’s Special Operations Brigade. …

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John Albert Alspaugh

Aviation Chief Metalsmith, Navy

Born: November 29, 1916
Hometown: Chesterfield County, Virginia
Casualty Date: October 25, 1944
Died In: western Pacific Ocean

Aviation Chief Metalsmith Alspaugh served aboard the USS Suwannee CVE-27. His name is listed on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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Terry Dane Alsup

Private First Class, Army

Born: March 13, 1948
Hometown: Russell County, Virginia
Casualty Date: July 15, 1967
Died In: Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal

Private First Class Alsup served with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division as a Light Weapons Infantryman. He is buried in Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Virginia.

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