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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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Reid Stanley Aaron

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 14, 1918
Hometown: Martinsville, VA
Casualty Date: January 21, 1945
Died In: Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Second Lieutenant Aaron flew with the 48th Material Squadron 27th Bomber Group in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Before the war, he graduated from Martinsville High School and Virginia Military Institute in 1940 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He was employed by Norfolk and Western Railroad …

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David Francis Abbott

Specialist 5, Army

Born: September 27, 1948
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Casualty Date: November 2, 1969
Died In: Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam

SP5 Abbott’s specialty in the service was as a Single-Rotor Turbine Observation/ Utility Helicopter Repairman (ARMY). He served with the 1st Cavalry Division, C Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. He served in Vietnam for 2 1/2 years and was on a fourth extension when he was killed. Graduate of Newport News …

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Leslie Cecil Abbott

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: October 7, 1921
Hometown: Bedford
Casualty Date: June 9, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France

Served with A Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

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George Parrish Abbott, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Brunswick County, VA
Casualty Date: March 17, 1945
Died In: Abbott, Jr.

George Abbott served with the 345th Infantry Regiment during World War II and was killed in action by a German sniper.

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Lester Contee Abel

Private, Army

Hometown: Prince William, VA
Casualty Date: December 28, 1944
Died In: Abel
Awards: Purple Heart
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James A. Abel

Private First Class, Army

Born: March 20, 1930
Hometown: Washington County, VA
Casualty Date: July 20, 1950
Died In: near Taejon, Republic of Korea

Private First Class Abel served with M Company, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He is buried in Hatfield Cemetery, Tannersville, Virginia.

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Spitler Harry Abell

Private, Army

Born: November 13, 1917
Hometown: Loudoun County, VA
Casualty Date: July 25, 1943
Awards: Purple Heart

Private Abell served with Company H, 172nd Infantry. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Eddie J. Abernathy

Private, Army

Hometown: Nottoway County, VA
Casualty Date: November 30, 1943
Died In: Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

Eddie Abernathy served with the 168th Infantry and is buried in US Military Cemetery Sicily-Rome, Italy.

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John H. Abernathy

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Pittsylvania County
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John Howard Abernathy

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 15, 1914
Hometown: Pittsylvania County, VA
Casualty Date: November 28, 1942

First Lieutenant Abernathy served with the Coastal Artillery Corps. Before the war, he graduated from from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1935 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

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Lowell Albert Abernathy

Aviation Radioman, Second Class, Navy

Hometown: Princess Anne County, VA
Casualty Date: March 15, 1944
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John Howard Abernethy, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Casualty Date: November 28, 1942


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Wilbur Sidney Able

Private First Class, Army

Hometown: Arlington, VA
Casualty Date: December 19, 1944
Died In: Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

PFC Able served with a Tank Corps and died of wounds on December 19, 1944. He left behind a wife, Dorothea, and two children, Thomas and Joyce Ann.

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Grover Alvin Abrams

Private, Army

Hometown: Newport News City, VA
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George Acevedo

Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Cumberland County, VA
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Horace R. Ackerly

Master Sergeant, Army

Born: September 27, 1890
Hometown: Elizabeth City County, VA
Casualty Date: April 14, 1944

Master Sergeant Ackerly served with the 804th Bomb Squadron. He is buried in Finn’s Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, New Jersey.

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John White Acree

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Born: April 23, 1918
Hometown: Lynchburg City, VA
Casualty Date: October 26, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart

Lieutenant Junior Grade Acree served aboard the USS Enterprise, CV-6. He was killed while leading a damage control party during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. He was buried at sea. He attended the University of Virginia.

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John Adair

Sergeant First Class, Army

Born: October 11, 1971
Hometown: Reston, VA
Awards: Achievement Medal

Sergeant First Class Adair retired from the Army and honorably served active duty combat deployments in the Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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Melvin Solomon Adalman

Private, Marine Corps

Born: July 23, 1923
Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
Casualty Date: March 3, 1945
Died In: Iwo Jima

Private Adalman served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division. Before the war, he attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. He is buried in Shaarei Zion Cemetery, Rosedale, Maryland.

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Abner Leroy Adams

Technical Sergeant, Army

Born: November 1, 1909
Hometown: Fauquier County, VA
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France

Technical Sergeant Adams served with the 4042nd Quartermaster Truck Company. He is buried in Mount Morris Community Cemetery, Fauquier County, Virginia.

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