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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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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James E. Altic

Private, Army

Hometown: Radford City
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Herbert Wilson Altice

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Roanoke
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James W. Altice

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Franklin County
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Swanson W. Altice

Technician, Fifth Grade, Army

Hometown: Roanoke City
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Bliss J. Altizer

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Carl E. Altizer

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Charles E. Altizer

Master Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: November 24, 1944
Died In: Pacific

Served with the Survey/Air Service Group

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Maurice L. Altizer

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Roby Altizer

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Tazewell County
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Paul Harding Altizer

Private, Army

Born: July 9, 1922
Hometown: Montgomery County, Virginia
Casualty Date: July 5, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Purple Heart

Private Altizer is buried in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Virginia. Before the war, he was working on his family’s farm.

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William Burley Alvis

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: June 29, 1943
Died In: Haten Prison Camp

Sergeant Alvis was taken prisoner at Bataan, taken prisoner by Japanese and held at Haten Prison Camp

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John Conley Alvis

Corporal, Army

Born: July 27, 1930
Hometown: Washington County, Virginia
Casualty Date: November 5, 1951
Died In: North Korea
Awards: Purple Heart

Corporal Alvis served with the 187th Airborne. He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Tennessee.

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Harlan Eugene Amandus

Private First Class, Army

Born: November 21, 1922
Hometown: Alexandria
Casualty Date: June 19, 1944
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Joseph Ambrose

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Westmoreland County
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Oscar Ambrose

Staff Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Richmond City
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Caryl N. Ambuehl

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Portsmouth
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Lawrence L. Amburgey

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Wise County
Casualty Date: May 5, 1945
Died In: Okinawa
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart
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Alfred June Amburgey

Born: June 13, 1930
Hometown: Wise County, Virginia
Casualty Date: August 25, 1966
Died In: Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant Amburgey served with Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and as an Armor Recon Senior NCO. He is buried in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

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Walter Norris Ammons

Specialist 4, Army

Born: May 15, 1947
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia
Casualty Date: February 14, 1966
Died In: Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam
Awards: Purple Heart

SP4 Ammons served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Mechanized Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. He received multiple fragment wounds of the entire body when an anti-personnel mine was detonated while on a combat mission. He enlisted in the Army in September of 1964. He attended Thomas Dale High …

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