To the Honor and Enduring
memory of the students of
Thomas Jefferson High
School who gave their lives
in the service of th...
WORLD WAR II
James M. Applegate
ID: T-066008
Entered the Service From:
Henrico County, Virginia
Rank: Flight Officer
Service: U.S. Army...
Warren G. Birnbaum, Jr.
ID: O-716622
Entered the Service From: Henrico
County, Virginia
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U...
Oliver W. Bishop
ID: 14164280
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA

Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 290th I...
Earl M. Blanchard
ID: 06595491
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, Virginia
Rank: Electrician's Mate, Third
Class
Service:...
Jay Killian Bowman, Jr.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army Air Forces
HOMETOWN: Richmond, VA
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
NAVIGATOR, B-1...
Stuart C. Brauer
ID: 0-548763
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, VA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army, US Infant...
Frank H. Britton II,
ID: 13033111

Entered the Service From:
Henrico County, Virginia
Rank: Aviation Cadet

Service: U.S. ...
Lewis B. Cardoza
ID: 00870137
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Marine Corps, ...
Bernard Pitzer Carter
ID: 0-377553
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Branch of Service: U.S.
Army

Hometown: Henrico
County, VA
Stat...
George Theodore Charland Jr.
Entered the Service From: Glen Allen, Virginia
Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class
Serv...
Robert E. Clayton
ID: 13032387
Entered the Service From:
Richmond,VA
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army Air Forc...
William S. Coats, Jr.
ID: O1305897
Entered the Service From: Henrico
Co., Virginia

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. ...
Frank Walker Decker
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S.
Navy

HOMETOWN: Richmond, VA
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
LOST IN A TYPHOON OFF
OKINAW...
PVT Floyd E. Delaney Jr.
ID: 33860175
Branch of Service: U.S.
Army

Hometown: Henrico
County, VA
Status: Killed In Action
Douglas W. Diggs
ID: 0-799728

Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces...
Stephen Gordon Ellis
Rank: Sergeant

Branch of Service: U.S.
Marines
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Status: Killed In Action
John Woodville Ferguson Jr.
Entered the Service From:
Fairfax County, Virginia
Rank: Seaman, Second
Class
Service: U.S. Co...
Melvin L. Flammia
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Richmond, VA
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
STAFF SERG...
Irving Flax
ID: 13032630
Entered the Service From:
Richmond,VA
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 6th
Squ...
Joseph T. Folkes
ID: O-796117
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, Virginia
Rank: Captain
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 31...
William Henry Fox
Rank: Fire Controlman
First Class
Branch of Service: U.S.
Navy

Hometown:
Richmond, VA
Status: Killed In...
John A. Gibson Jr.
Rank: Corporal
ID: 33519247
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico
County, VA
Status: Died In L...
John N. Gibson, Jr.
ID: 0-794653
Rank: First Lieutenant

Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Arlington County,
VA/Richm...
Alfred Parker Goddin, Jr.
Rank: Captain
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Status: Killed In Action
ACTIV...
Cabell W. Goolsby
ID: 13033044
Entered the Service
From: Henrico
County, Virginia
Rank: Sergeant

Service: U.S. Army
Statu...
Hugh P. Gresham, Jr.
ID: 02667726
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, VA
Rank: Pharmacist’s Mate, Second
Class
Service: U....
Robert Lancaster Guy
ID: 0-448995
Entered the Service From: Richmond, Virginia
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army ...
Stuart H. Hall
ID: 0-096180
Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA
Rank: Ensign

Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval
R...
James Tunstall Hatke
Entered the Service From:
Rockbridge County, VA.
Home of Residence –
Richmond, VA.
Rank: Technical Se...
Henry F. Hawkins
ID: 0-790920

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico
County, VA
Status: K...
Stewart E. Hazelgrove
ID: 13064399
Rank: Corporal

Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Richmond, VA
ACTIVITY DURING WWI...
Joseph Montgomery Holland
ID: 13065990
Entered the Service From:
Windsor, Virginia
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S....
Sidney W. Ironmonger, Jr.
ID: 0-797836
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Ai...
Travis W. Isaacs
Rank: First Lieutenant
Branch of Service: U.S. Army, Co. D, 182nd Inf. Regt.
Americal Division
Hometown: ...
Robert V. Jeffress
ID: 06582396

Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA
Rank: Seaman, First Class
Service: U.S. Navy, Unit...
Charles E. Jennings
ID: O-817686
Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Fo...
Maj. Milton Joel
“Flying Wolf”
38th FS - October 1942 - 29 November 1943
(Killed in Action)
ID: O-416308
Entered the Servi...
Maj. Milton Joel (cont.)
"The main body of the group was proceeding toward home when Major Joel was heard calling
for help...
Meriwether Jones
ID: O-448999
Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces,...
Meriwether Jones (Cont.)
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
FROM THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN 1942.
COMMISSIONED A LIEUTENANT IN T...
John H. Kearney
ID: 33636569
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA

Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 115th In...
William C. King
ID: 0-427747
Rank: Second Lieutenant

Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico County, VA
Status: Di...
Lewis W. Layne, Jr.
ID: 33641934
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA

Rank: Private
Service: U.S. Army, 508th Parachute
...
Alfred L. Lorraine, Jr.
ID: 0-263667

Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Service: U.S. Na...
Charles R. Marsh
ID: O-718375
Entered the Service From:
Richmond,VA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces,...
Vincent K. Mays
ID: T-192584

Rank: Flight Officer
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Fairfax County, VA/
Richmond, VA...
Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.
ID: O1285793
Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army, 16t...
Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (Cont.)
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June
1944...
Alvin Reade Moore
Rank: Seaman, Second Class
Hometown: Richmond City, VA

Military Branch: Navy
Joseph R. Moore
ID: 20360603

Entered the Service From: Henrico County, VA
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army, 12...
John R. Pierce, Jr.
ID: 33126401
Rank: Aviation Cadet
Hometown: Montgomery County, VA
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Status: D...
Newton L. Porter, Jr.
ID: 13034437

Rank: Staff Sergeant
Hometown: Henrico County, VA
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Status: D...
Ralph S. Powell
ID: 0-796592
Entered the Service From: Henrico
County, VA
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air F...
Ralph S. Powell (Cont.)
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
2ndLT Ralph S. Powell of Virginia was the Navigator on a B-24 that was
lost a...
Richard Christian Rennie
ID: 33631899
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA

Rank: Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army, 397th Infa...
Edgar R. J. Richardson
ID: 0-735664

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico County, VA

Stat...
Ralph Rocchiccioli
ID: O1296427
Entered the Service From: Virginia
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army, 7th Infantry...
Robert Charles Schmidt
Rank: Ensign
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Military Branch: Navy
Stanley E. Shaw
ID: 20361729
Rank: Corporal
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico County, VA
Status: Died Not In Ba...
Rufus Carl Smoot, JR.
Rank: Seaman Apprentice
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Status: Died In Recruit
...
John M. Steinbrecher, Jr.
Rank: Corporal
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown: Richmond, VA

Status: Killed In Ac...
Frederick A. Stille, Jr.
Rank: Technician, Fifth Grade
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Richmond, VA

Status: DIED S...
Raymond I. Straus Jr.
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, VA
Rank: Ensign
Service: U.S. Navy
Status: Unknown, No listing i...
Paul E. Stryker Jr.
ID: 0-887155
Rank: First Lieutenant
Military Branch: U.S. Army Air Corps
Hometown: Henrico County, VA
...
Harry M. Sutherlin
ID: 06585768
Entered the Service From: Virginia

Rank: Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service: U.S. Nav...
Harry M. Sutherlin (Cont.)
Bombing Attack near New Britain

While providing support for the landings on Cape Gloucester, N...
Lloyd N. Terrell
ID: 13014663
Entered the Service From: Maryland
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Rank: Private First Class
Service...
Maurice L. Tyler, Jr.
ID: 13063933
Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 222...
Maurice L. Tyler, Jr. (cont.)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, ...
Carl V. Vaughan
ID: 33521339
Entered the Service From: Virginia

Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 12th Infant...
Frederick Joseph Waldron, Jr.
Entered the Service From:
Richmond, Virginia
Rank: Aviation Radioman 2nd Class
Service: U.S....
Macdowell Daniel Washington
Rank: Private
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Military Branch: Army
Herbert E. Wilkinson
ID: 7023187
Rank: Private
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Hometown: Henrico County, VA
Status: Died Not In...
Beverly Kone Winston Jr.
ID: 33639635

Entered the Service From: Henrico
County, Virginia
Rank: Private
Service: U.S. Army...
Henry Spiller Winston III
Rank: Private First Class
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Military Branch: Army
Edward B. Wray
ID: 33093237
Entered the Service From: Virginia

Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 143rd Infant...
Pvt. Herbert Coffman Wyatt, Jr.
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Status: K.I.A.
KOREAN WAR
Alexander Randall Hagner III
Corporal
32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION
ARMY
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: ...
PFC Stuart Brooks Christian
21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT
M CO 3 BN
24TH INFANTRY DIVISION
ARMY

HOSTILE, DIED WHILE CAPTURED (PO...
VIETNAM WAR
Tony Page Blanks
Home of Record: Richmond, VA
Date of birth: 08/06/1946
Service: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Private ...
Tony Page Blanks (Cont.)
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour:
Incident Date: 02/19/1967

Casualty Date: 02/19/1967
Age at Loss:
Locat...
John Alexander Connell
Home of Record: Native of Southport, North Carolina
Date of birth: Jan. 14, 1945
Service: Army Rese...
John Alexander Connell (Cont.)
The Community Service Center at Sunny Point, a Military Ocean Terminal, is named in 1st Lt
...
Spotswood de Witt
Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia
Date of birth: Saturday, 01/24/1942
Service: Army (Reserve)
Grade at ...
Spotswood de Witt (Cont.)
1LT Spotswood de Witt was a member of C Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, and was bo...
Michael Fleming Folland
Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia
Date of birth: Friday, 04/15/1949
Service: Army (Regular)
Rank:...
Michael Fleming Folland (Cont.)
MEDAL OF HONOR
Posthumously to
MICHAEL FLEMING FOLLAND
For conspicuous gallantry and intre...
Richard Sherwin Johnson
Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia
Date of birth: Saturday, 01/04/1936
Service: Army (Regular)
Ran...
Richard Sherwin Johnson (Cont.)
MILITARY DATA
Service:

Army (Regular)

Grade at loss: O3
Rank:

Captain

ID No:

O95098

...
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  1. 1. To the Honor and Enduring memory of the students of Thomas Jefferson High School who gave their lives in the service of their country...
  2. 2. WORLD WAR II
  3. 3. James M. Applegate ID: T-066008 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, Virginia Rank: Flight Officer Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 13th Squadron, 4th Combat Cargo Group Died: Monday, August 13, 1945 Buried at: Honolulu Memorial Location: Honolulu, HI, USA Plot: C Row: 1 Grave: 572 Status: Died Not In Battle
  4. 4. Warren G. Birnbaum, Jr. ID: O-716622 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, Virginia Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy Died: Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Buried at: Epinal American Cemetery Location: Epinal (Vosges), France Plot: B Row: 23 Grave: 63 Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  5. 5. Oliver W. Bishop ID: 14164280 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division Died: Monday, December 25, 1944 Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery Location: Neupre (Neuville-enCondroz), Belgium Plot: D Row: 1 Grave: 3 Awards: Purple Heart
  6. 6. Earl M. Blanchard ID: 06595491 Entered the Service From: Richmond, Virginia Rank: Electrician's Mate, Third Class Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve Died: Tuesday, June 05, 1945 Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
  7. 7. Jay Killian Bowman, Jr. BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army Air Forces HOMETOWN: Richmond, VA ACTIVITY DURING WWII NAVIGATOR, B-17 FLYING FORTRESS, STATIONED AT FRAMLINGHAM, ENGLAND; 390TH GROUP, 568TH SQUADRON FROM 1944 TO 1945. SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY ON 13TH MISSION. DIED IN ATTEMPT TO ELUDE CAPTURE. CAUSE OF DEATH UNKNOWN. DECLARED MISSING IN ACTION OVER GERMANY JANUARY 19, 1945 AND DECLARED DEAD FEBRUARY 5, 1946. AWARDED TWO PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS, THE AIR MEDAL AND AN ADDITIONAL OAK LEAF CLUSTER. HE WAS 20 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. ATTENDED VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN THE CLASS OF 1945 UNTIL GOING INTO THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES AS A 2ND LIEUTENANT.
  8. 8. Stuart C. Brauer ID: 0-548763 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army, US Infantry Died: Wednesday, April 11, 1945 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart
  9. 9. Frank H. Britton II, ID: 13033111 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, Virginia Rank: Aviation Cadet Service: U.S. Army Air Forces Status: Died Not In Battle
  10. 10. Lewis B. Cardoza ID: 00870137 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps Died: Wednesday, October 18, 1944 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart ACTIVITY DURING WWII SERVED ABOARD USS HOUSTON THAT WAS SUNK; WAS PICKED UP BY THE USS SANTA FE, AND THEN LOST HIS LIFE AS HE MANNED A GUN TURRET DURING A KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON THE SANTA FE OCTOBER 19, 1944.
  11. 11. Bernard Pitzer Carter ID: 0-377553 Rank: Second Lieutenant Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Died Not In Battle
  12. 12. George Theodore Charland Jr. Entered the Service From: Glen Allen, Virginia Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Service: U.S. Navy Status: Killed In Action Buried: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery St. Louis, Missouri, Plot: 82 0 20, buried 04/19/1949 Information 23 OCT 44 A/C: PB4Y-1 Location: RAF Station Dunkswell,UK BUNO: 63919 Cause: Anti-submarine patrol. Crew was briefed at 0000 for a 0200 take-off on a operational mission. Engines were started and then stopped in order to investigate landing light which would not retract. The flight was cancelled and because of delay and another mission was assigned. Crew left plane on he taxiway with a guard and proceeded to briefing room. The pitot tube covers were removed at 0130 and were not replaced. Dewpoint during that period was 49 and intermittent showers were prevalent. The crew returned to plane at about 0415, turned up and taxied out to runway.Engines were tested and turbosuperchargers run up. Observers stated that operation of engines seemed normal at the time and during initial take -off run. Plane became airborne after using about 4500-ft of the 6000-ft runway. Plane reached an altitude of 50-ft on crossing the end of the runway and climbing steadily to an altitude of about 250 to 300 -ft. Torching of one of the starboard engines was evidenced and soon thereafter the plane commenced a gradual descent. The left wing slowly dropped and emergency power applied. Observers stated landing lights were turned on. Plane crashed and exploded at a point 5250' from point of take-off and 20deg left of the runway direction. Crew killed. Pilot Lt(jg) John C. Hillman AV(N) USNR, Lt(jg) Armand E. Trafton A-V(N) USNR, Ens Edwin Claude Creeger,Jr. A-V(S) USNR, Amm1c Clyde Eugene Rodgers USNR, Amm2c George Theodore Charland,Jr. USNR, Rm1c William Odell Finch USNR, Rm2c John Campbell Howatt USNR, Amm3c Leroy Lawrence Wemette USNR, Rm3c Ralph Harry Cole USN, and Aom3c Brenton Massey, Jr. USNR. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [25AUG2001]
  13. 13. Robert E. Clayton ID: 13032387 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 91st Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Light Died: Saturday, June 06, 1942 Buried at: Manila American Cemeter Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Plot: N Row: 5 Grave: 72
  14. 14. William S. Coats, Jr. ID: O1305897 Entered the Service From: Henrico Co., Virginia Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division Died: Sunday, July 09, 1944 Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot: G Row: 2 Grave: 34 Awards: Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  15. 15. Frank Walker Decker BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Navy HOMETOWN: Richmond, VA ACTIVITY DURING WWII LOST IN A TYPHOON OFF OKINAWA ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1945 WHILE ON A MINESWEEPING OPERATION.
  16. 16. PVT Floyd E. Delaney Jr. ID: 33860175 Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Killed In Action
  17. 17. Douglas W. Diggs ID: 0-799728 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 19th Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, Medium Died: Sunday, September 12, 1943 Buried at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Plot: D Row: 6 Grave: 158 ACTIVITY DURING WWII SHOT DOWN OVER NEW GUINEA.
  18. 18. Stephen Gordon Ellis Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action
  19. 19. John Woodville Ferguson Jr. Entered the Service From: Fairfax County, Virginia Rank: Seaman, Second Class Service: U.S. Coast Guard Status: Died Not In Battle
  20. 20. Melvin L. Flammia Rank: Staff Sergeant Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Richmond, VA ACTIVITY DURING WWII STAFF SERGEANT. WOUNDED ON D-DAY. SERVED WITH THE 29TH DIVISION, 116TH REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION AT ST. LO.
  21. 21. Irving Flax ID: 13032630 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Staff Sergeant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 6th Squadron, 1st Ferry Group Died: Monday, March 08, 1943 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  22. 22. Joseph T. Folkes ID: O-796117 Entered the Service From: Richmond, Virginia Rank: Captain Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 319th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group Died: Wednesday, November 07, 1945 Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Location: Nettuno, Italy Awards: Air Medal with 11 Gold Stars, Purple Heart
  23. 23. William Henry Fox Rank: Fire Controlman First Class Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action
  24. 24. John A. Gibson Jr. Rank: Corporal ID: 33519247 Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Died In Line Of Duty, Non Battle
  25. 25. John N. Gibson, Jr. ID: 0-794653 Rank: First Lieutenant Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Arlington County, VA/Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action ACTIVITY DURING WWII SERVED AS A BOMBER PILOT, SHOT DOWN OVER AUSTRIA.
  26. 26. Alfred Parker Goddin, Jr. Rank: Captain Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action ACTIVITY DURING WWII GRADUATED FROM THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN 1942. HE WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE U.S. ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY AND WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS ON APRIL 1, 1945. HE WAS AWARDED A BRONZE STAR AND A PURPLE HEART.
  27. 27. Cabell W. Goolsby ID: 13033044 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, Virginia Rank: Sergeant Service: U.S. Army Status: Died Not In Battle
  28. 28. Hugh P. Gresham, Jr. ID: 02667726 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class Service: U.S. Navy Died: Friday, July 21, 1944 Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial Location: Honolulu, HI, USA, Buried At Sea Awards: Purple Heart
  29. 29. Robert Lancaster Guy ID: 0-448995 Entered the Service From: Richmond, Virginia Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 500th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium Died: Tuesday, November 02, 1943 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart ACTIVITY DURING WWII KILLED OVER RABAUL HARBOR WHILE FLYING A B-52 BOMBER.
  30. 30. Stuart H. Hall ID: 0-096180 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Ensign Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve Died: Monday, January 22, 1945 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart ACTIVITY DURING WWII Ensign Stuart H. Hall (NSN: 0-96180), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
  31. 31. James Tunstall Hatke Entered the Service From: Rockbridge County, VA. Home of Residence – Richmond, VA. Rank: Technical Sergeant Service: U.S. Army Status: Died Not In Battle
  32. 32. Henry F. Hawkins ID: 0-790920 Rank: Second Lieutenant Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Killed in a plane crash in Alabama, World War II (9/20/42)
  33. 33. Stewart E. Hazelgrove ID: 13064399 Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Richmond, VA ACTIVITY DURING WWII KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH ON A TRAINING MISSION PRIOR TO OVERSEAS ASSIGNMENT 1223-1944. Report Number B-26B # 41-32058
  34. 34. Joseph Montgomery Holland ID: 13065990 Entered the Service From: Windsor, Virginia Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 746th Tank Battalion Died: Saturday, June 10, 1944 Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot: D Row: 11 Grave: 44 Awards: Purple Heart
  35. 35. Sidney W. Ironmonger, Jr. ID: 0-797836 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 78th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group Died: Sunday, May 02, 1943 Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial Location: Honolulu, HI, USA Activity During WWII Fighter Pilot Killed In Action In The South Pacific
  36. 36. Travis W. Isaacs Rank: First Lieutenant Branch of Service: U.S. Army, Co. D, 182nd Inf. Regt. Americal Division Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action March 30, 1945, Cebu, Philippine Islands Awards: Purple Heart ACTIVITY DURING WWII During the attack on enemy positions the machine gun platoon, of whom Travis was platoon leader, was in direct support of the leading rifle troops. As the attack advanced it became necessary to move the machine guns forward with the front lines. Travis went forward to select positions for the guns. On several occasions he was forced to expose himself and was fired upon by enemy machine guns and mortars. However, he continued on his mission, disregarding his personal safety, until he was killed by an enemy sniper. The action, which was short but violent, took place in the hills immediately north of Cebu City, Cebu, Philippine Islands.
  37. 37. Robert V. Jeffress ID: 06582396 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Seaman, First Class Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve Died: Saturday, November 07, 1942 Memorialized at: Rhone American Cemetery Location: Draguignan (Var), France Awards: Purple Heart In memory of those who lost their lives in USS Thomas Stone AP-59 Heading for the Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch) in convoy KMF-1 the troop transport USS Thomas Stone AP-59 was torpedoed by an unknown U-boat (possibly U-205) on November 7, 1942. She was hit on the port side in the stern. The hole in her side was not as bad as the damage done to her steering and propulsion gear. The rudder was all but destroyed and her propeller shaft was broken, she was dead in the water with an unseen enemy lurking somewhere filled with American soldiers.
  38. 38. Charles E. Jennings ID: O-817686 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 339th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy Died: Friday, August 25, 1944 Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz) , Belgium Plot: A Row: 44 Grave: 3 Awards: Purple Heart
  39. 39. Maj. Milton Joel “Flying Wolf” 38th FS - October 1942 - 29 November 1943 (Killed in Action) ID: O-416308 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Major Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group Died: Monday, November 29, 1943 Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery Location: Cambridge, England Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
  40. 40. Maj. Milton Joel (cont.) "The main body of the group was proceeding toward home when Major Joel was heard calling for help from far behind us. Lt. Gilbride and I turned back to help but it took several minutes for us to reach the fight. As we drew near we could see five P-38s engaged and each had from one to three Me-109s on its tail. Just before we went into the fight one P-38 rolled over and went down with its left engine leaving a very long and very heavy trail of black smoke and with a 109 directly behind. As my wingman and I flew into the middle of the engagement the E/A were surprised into rolling away from the ships they were attacking and we were all able to take a heading for home. At this time there were four P-38s left besides my wingman and myself. As we started home we were followed by E/A and we tried to out run them. One of the four P -38s ran away from the rest and disappeared. The five of us remaining were eventually caught by the E/A and engaged again." "After we saw the one P-38 go down smoking I did not again recognize Major Joel's voice on the radio. The five of us that later were engaged by the pursuing E/A were, Capt. Ayers, Capt. Beaird, Lt. Erickson, Lt. Gilbride and myself. On this attack I lost one engine that had been going bad and when I recovered the only other P-38 visible in the area was piloted by Lt. Erickson. We came out together."
  41. 41. Meriwether Jones ID: O-448999 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: First Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 742nd Bomber Squadron, 455th Bomber Group, Heavy Died: Friday, April 21, 1944 Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium Plot: D Row: 11 Grave: 45 Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
  42. 42. Meriwether Jones (Cont.) ACTIVITY DURING WWII FROM THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN 1942. COMMISSIONED A LIEUTENANT IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. SERVED WITH THE 742ND BOMBER SQUADRON, 455TH BOMBER GROUP, HEAVY. KILLED IN ACTION OVER BUCHAREST, RUMANIA APRIL 21, 1944. BURIED IN THE ARDENNES AMERICAN CEMETERY AT NEUPRE, BELGIUM. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART AND THE AIR MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS.
  43. 43. John H. Kearney ID: 33636569 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Died: Thursday, December 07, 1944 Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery Location: Margraten, Netherlands Plot: J Row: 6 Grave: 2 Awards: Purple Heart
  44. 44. William C. King ID: 0-427747 Rank: Second Lieutenant Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Died In Battle Virginia War Memorial Files William Clifton King Rank: Captain Branch: Army Hometown: Richmond, VA
  45. 45. Lewis W. Layne, Jr. ID: 33641934 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private Service: U.S. Army, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Died: Saturday, July 01, 1944 Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot: D Row: 11 Grave: 20 Awards: Purple Heart
  46. 46. Alfred L. Lorraine, Jr. ID: 0-263667 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve Died: Wednesday, February 06, 1946 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
  47. 47. Charles R. Marsh ID: O-718375 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 534th Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, Heavy Died: Thursday, August 03, 1944 Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery Location: Cambridge, England Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  48. 48. Vincent K. Mays ID: T-192584 Rank: Flight Officer Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Fairfax County, VA/ Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action
  49. 49. Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. ID: O1285793 Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: First Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division Died: Tuesday, June 06, 1944 Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot: I Row: 20 Grave: 12 Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart
  50. 50. Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (Cont.) For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. 1st Lt. Monteith landed with the initial assault waves on the coast of France under heavy enemy fire. Without regard to his own personal safety he continually moved up and down the beach reorganizing men for further assault. He then led the assault over a narrow protective ledge and across the flat, exposed terrain to the comparative safety of a cliff. Retracing his steps across the field to the beach, he moved over to where 2 tanks were buttoned up and blind under violent enemy artillery and machinegun fire. Completely exposed to the intense fire, 1st. Lt. Monteith led the tanks on foot through a minefield and into firing positions. Under his direction several enemy positions were destroyed. He then rejoined his company and under his leadership his men captured an advantageous position on the hill. Supervising the defense of his newly won position against repeated vicious counterattacks, he continued to ignore his own personal safety, repeatedly crossing the 200 or 300 yards of open terrain under heavy fire to strengthen links in his defensive chain. When the enemy succeeded in completely surrounding 1st Lt. Monteith and his unit and while leading the fight out of the situation, 1st Lt. Monteith was killed by enemy fire. The courage, gallantry, and intrepid leadership displayed by 1st Lt. Monteith are worthy of emulation
  51. 51. Alvin Reade Moore Rank: Seaman, Second Class Hometown: Richmond City, VA Military Branch: Navy
  52. 52. Joseph R. Moore ID: 20360603 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, VA Rank: Technical Sergeant Service: U.S. Army, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division Died: Wednesday, December 12, 1945 Status: Finding Of Death Memorialized at: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Location: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  53. 53. John R. Pierce, Jr. ID: 33126401 Rank: Aviation Cadet Hometown: Montgomery County, VA Military Branch: U.S. Army Status: DNB, Died In Line Of Duty, Non Battle
  54. 54. Newton L. Porter, Jr. ID: 13034437 Rank: Staff Sergeant Hometown: Henrico County, VA Military Branch: U.S. Army Status: DNB, Died In Line Of Duty, Non Battle
  55. 55. Ralph S. Powell ID: 0-796592 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, VA Rank: Second Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Army Air Corps Died: Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial Location: Honolulu, HI, USA Status: FOD, Finding Of Death, NAVIGATOR ON B-24, LOST AT SEA.
  56. 56. Ralph S. Powell (Cont.) ACTIVITY DURING WWII 2ndLT Ralph S. Powell of Virginia was the Navigator on a B-24 that was lost at sea in the Pacific. B-24D # 42-40519 380th BG, 530th B Sq Corpening Crew Lost At Sea This aircraft left Hickam Field, Oahu, HI on 26 May 1943 for an intermediate stop on Canton Island and disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. It never reached Canton Island. The final destination was Amberly Field, Australia. The cause is unknown. The B-24 aircrafts 'Daisy Mae' and the 'Green Hornet' took off the next morning and were on a search and rescue for this plane. Subsequently, the B-24D #? 'Green Hornet' also ditched in the Pacific. The story of the 'Green Hornet' crew is told in the #1 bestseller UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand and is based on Louis Zamperini's memoir 'Devil At My Heels'.
  57. 57. Richard Christian Rennie ID: 33631899 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Sergeant Service: U.S. Army, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division Died: Saturday, November 18, 1944 Buried at: Epinal American Cemetery Location: Epinal (Vosges), France Plot: A Row: 15 Grave: 19 Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  58. 58. Edgar R. J. Richardson ID: 0-735664 Rank: Second Lieutenant Military Branch: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: DNB, Died In Line Of Duty, Non Battle
  59. 59. Ralph Rocchiccioli ID: O1296427 Entered the Service From: Virginia Rank: First Lieutenant Service: U.S. Army, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Died: Thursday, May 25, 1944 Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Location: Nettuno, Italy Plot: G Row: 13 Grave: 14 Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Status: Killed In Action
  60. 60. Robert Charles Schmidt Rank: Ensign Hometown: Richmond City, VA Military Branch: Navy
  61. 61. Stanley E. Shaw ID: 20361729 Rank: Corporal Military Branch: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Died Not In Battle
  62. 62. Rufus Carl Smoot, JR. Rank: Seaman Apprentice Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Died In Recruit Training, Stateside
  63. 63. John M. Steinbrecher, Jr. Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: Killed In Action
  64. 64. Frederick A. Stille, Jr. Rank: Technician, Fifth Grade Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: DIED SERVING HIS COUNTRY, MARCH 22, 1944
  65. 65. Raymond I. Straus Jr. Entered the Service From: Richmond, VA Rank: Ensign Service: U.S. Navy Status: Unknown, No listing in the national Records, this is only information through Virginia War Memorial
  66. 66. Paul E. Stryker Jr. ID: 0-887155 Rank: First Lieutenant Military Branch: U.S. Army Air Corps Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Killed In Action ACTIVITY DURING WWII Died in Service of Country. Missing in Action over Germany on 12-1. P-47 Pilot, 9th Air Force 80+ Missions, Air Medal w/11 Oak Leaf Clusters
  67. 67. Harry M. Sutherlin ID: 06585768 Entered the Service From: Virginia Rank: Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class Service: U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve Died: Wednesday, December 27, 1944 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  68. 68. Harry M. Sutherlin (Cont.) Bombing Attack near New Britain While providing support for the landings on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, two bombs from Japanese dive bomber struck Brownson on the ships centerline near the #2 stack ... Almost immediately after the bomb hit, a tremendous explosion occurred within the ship leveling the entire superstructure. The ship listed 10-15º settled rapidly amidships with bow and stern canted upward. Brownson sank 17 minutes after the bomb hit. The ship lost 108 of her crew in the incident. The survivors were rescued by friendly forces.
  69. 69. Lloyd N. Terrell ID: 13014663 Entered the Service From: Maryland Hometown: Lynchburg, VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Army Air Corps Died: Thursday, January 29, 1942 Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  70. 70. Maurice L. Tyler, Jr. ID: 13063933 Entered the Service From: Richmond,VA Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 222nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division Died: Sunday, April 01, 1945 Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery Location: St. Avold (Moselle), France Plot: G Row: 11 Grave: 27 Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart ACTIVITY DURING WWII ATTENDED THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN THE CLASS OF 1944 UNTIL TAKEN INTO THE SERVICE. HE WAS IN THE 222ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, 42ND INFANTRY DIVISION. KILLED IN ACTION IN GERMANY APRIL 1, 1945. HE WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS AND THE PURPLE HEART.
  71. 71. Maurice L. Tyler, Jr. (cont.) The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Maurice Linwood Tyler (ASN: 13063933), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Regimental Headquarters, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces. On 1 April 1945 near Vockenrot, Germany, Private Tyler, an automatic rifleman in an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon, was acting as scout in an escape jeep during a forward reconnaissance mission. Advancing towards the enemy, the platoon was suddenly subjected to intense German machine gun fire, that destroyed the inter-platoon radio set and disrupted communications. Private Tyler and the men in the escape-vehicle were ordered to withdraw for reinforcements. Returning with reinforcements to aid the members of his platoon, pinned down by the enemy machine gun fire, Private Tyler advanced to within 200 yards of the German positions, where he opened fire with his automatic rifle and inflicted several casualties. Immediately, the enemy returned withering fire from all flanks. Private Tyler, with complete disregard for his personal safety, calmly directed machine gun fire on the hostile positions. Completely ignoring the fire concentrated on himself, he advanced directly into the hail of enemy bullets, firing short bursts from his automatic weapon and designating targets for the machine gunner. Disregarding an order to withdraw to safety, Private Tyler pushed steadily forward against the German positions until he was mortally wounded. His courageous actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and exemplify the finest traditions of the United States Infantryman .
  72. 72. Carl V. Vaughan ID: 33521339 Entered the Service From: Virginia Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division Died: Saturday, July 08, 1944 Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot: A Row: 14 Grave: 13 Awards: Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  73. 73. Frederick Joseph Waldron, Jr. Entered the Service From: Richmond, Virginia Rank: Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Service: U.S. Navy Status: Killed In Action
  74. 74. Macdowell Daniel Washington Rank: Private Hometown: Richmond City, VA Military Branch: Army
  75. 75. Herbert E. Wilkinson ID: 7023187 Rank: Private Military Branch: U.S. Army Hometown: Henrico County, VA Status: Died Not In Battle
  76. 76. Beverly Kone Winston Jr. ID: 33639635 Entered the Service From: Henrico County, Virginia Rank: Private Service: U.S. Army Status: Killed In Action
  77. 77. Henry Spiller Winston III Rank: Private First Class Hometown: Richmond City, VA Military Branch: Army
  78. 78. Edward B. Wray ID: 33093237 Entered the Service From: Virginia Rank: Private First Class Service: U.S. Army, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division Died: Thursday, September 23, 1943 Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Location: Nettuno, Italy Plot: F Row: 8 Grave: 13 Awards: Purple Heart Status: Killed In Action
  79. 79. Pvt. Herbert Coffman Wyatt, Jr. Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps Hometown: Richmond, VA Status: K.I.A.
  80. 80. KOREAN WAR
  81. 81. Alexander Randall Hagner III Corporal 32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARMY HOSTILE, DIED (KIA) DATE OF LOSS: OCTOBER 16, 1952 SERVICE NUMBER: RA13416722 BORN: APRIL 18, 1932 HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT RICHMOND, VA BURIAL LOCATION HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, RICHMOND, VA
  82. 82. PFC Stuart Brooks Christian 21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT M CO 3 BN 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARMY HOSTILE, DIED WHILE CAPTURED (POW) DATE OF LOSS: JULY 11, 1950 SERVICE NUMBER: RA13319576 BORN: FEBRUARY 22, 1931 HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT RICHMOND, VA LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: CHOCHIWON Comments: Private First Class Christian was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunuri, North Korea on July 11, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner at Hanjang-ni, North Korea on March 21, 1951. His remains were not recovered.
  83. 83. VIETNAM WAR
  84. 84. Tony Page Blanks Home of Record: Richmond, VA Date of birth: 08/06/1946 Service: United States Marine Corps Rank: Private First Class ID No: 2204324 Unit: D CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF Casualty Date: 02/19/1967 Age at Loss: 20 Location: Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam Remains: Body recovered
  85. 85. Tony Page Blanks (Cont.) CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: Incident Date: 02/19/1967 Casualty Date: 02/19/1967 Age at Loss: Location: Remains: 20 Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam Body recovered Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright Casualty Reason: Ground casualty Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
  86. 86. John Alexander Connell Home of Record: Native of Southport, North Carolina Date of birth: Jan. 14, 1945 Service: Army Reserve Rank: 1LT Unit: served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, "Bobcats", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV. Casualty Date: died from small arms fire or grenade, on August 20th, 1968 Age at Loss: 23 years old Remains: panel 47W, line 007 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
  87. 87. John Alexander Connell (Cont.) The Community Service Center at Sunny Point, a Military Ocean Terminal, is named in 1st Lt John Connells' honor. This building number S-15 is named the John Alexander Connell Community Service Center in commemoration of First Lieutenant John Alexander Connell, who was a resident of Southport, North Carolina at the time of his entry into the US Army Active Service. John Alexander Connell was the Son Of Suzanne McLaurin, and Allen Arthur Connell, 505 Brunswick Street, Southport, NC. He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, "Bobcats", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB),The Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for Valor and One Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat wounds, The Good Conduct Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, The Republic of Vietnam campaign Medal Ribbon with Device(1960), The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, The Sharpshooter Badge with Machine Gun Bar, The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and The National Order Merit from the Republic of Vietnam.
  88. 88. Spotswood de Witt Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia Date of birth: Saturday, 01/24/1942 Service: Army (Reserve) Grade at loss: O2 Rank: First Lieutenant ID No: OF104702 MOS: 1193 Field Artillery Unit Commander Unit: C BTRY, 6TH BN, 29TH ARTY RGT, 4 INF DIV Casualty Date: Wednesday, 12/21/1966 Age at Loss: 24 Remains: Body Recovered Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire – Ground Casualty 15 Dec 1999
  89. 89. Spotswood de Witt (Cont.) 1LT Spotswood de Witt was a member of C Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, and was born on Saturday, January 24, 1942. He was killed in action on Wednesday, December 21, 1966 in the Province of Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. He was the first combat casualty loss of 6-29 FA in Vietnam. He was single, and from Richmond, Virginia. (The Wall: Panel 13E-Row 067) Spot was assigned to the battalion directly from West Point without the usual trip through the Field Artillery Basic Officers Course. The battalion Operations and Training Officer, MAJ Bill Johnson, took Spot "under his wing" and taught him the skills that he needed. This led to a closeness between Bill and Spot that others did not have. On the morning of December 12, 1966, C Battery was ordered to relocate to another firing position. As was customary, a Forward Observer Team accompanied the Engineer mine removal team that cleared mines from the road to be traveled to the new position. Spot volunteered as the FO. Upon completion all returned to the battery position and joined the march column as it moved out. Bill Johnson was overhead in a helicopter to observe the relocation. He was talking with Spot by radio, discussing dangerous points in the route of march, when Spot was shot by a sniper. Bill landed as quickly as possible but Spot was dead. Bill hastily organized a patrol and tried, unsuccessfully, to find the sniper.
  90. 90. Michael Fleming Folland Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia Date of birth: Friday, 04/15/1949 Service: Army (Regular) Rank: Corporal ID No: 230649853 MOS: 11C10 Indirect Fire Infantryman Length Service: Less than one year Unit: 3RD PLT, D CO, 2ND BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 199 INF BDE Start Tour: Sunday, 04/06/1969 Casualty Date: Thursday, 07/03/1969 Age at Loss: 20 Remains: Body recovered Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds
  91. 91. Michael Fleming Folland (Cont.) MEDAL OF HONOR Posthumously to MICHAEL FLEMING FOLLAND For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Corporal Folland distinguished himself while serving as an ammunition bearer with the weapons platoon of Company D, during a reconnaissance patrol mission. As the patrol was moving through a dense jungle area, it was caught in an intense crossfire from heavily fortified and concealed enemy ambush positions. As the patrol reacted to neutralize the ambush, it became evident that the heavy weapons could not be used in the cramped fighting area. Corporal Folland dropped his recoilless rifle ammunition, and ran forward to join his commander in an assault on the enemy bunkers. The assaulting force moved forward until it was pinned down directly in front of the heavily fortified bunkers by machine gun fire. Corporal Folland stood up to draw enemy fire on himself and to place suppressive fire on the enemy positions while his commander attempted to destroy the machine gun positions with grenades. Before the officer could throw a grenade, an enemy grenade landed in the position. Corporal Folland alerted his comrades and his commander hurled the grenade from the position. When a second enemy grenade landed in the position, Corporal Folland again shouted a warning to his fellow soldiers. Seeing that no one could reach the grenade and realizing that it was about to explode, Corporal Folland, with complete disregard for his safety, threw himself on the grenade. By his dauntless courage, Corporal Folland saved the lives of his comrades although he was mortally wounded by the explosion. Corporal Folland's extraordinary heroism, at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
  92. 92. Richard Sherwin Johnson Home of Record: Richmond, Virginia Date of birth: Saturday, 01/04/1936 Service: Army (Regular) Rank: Captain ID No: O95098 MOS: 82163 Air Ops Officer (G3, S3) (Ranger Qualified) Unit: SD-5891, HQ, MACV ADVISORS Start Tour: Not recorded Casual Date: Sunday, 01/17/1965 Age at Loss: 29 Remains: Body Recovered Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty
  93. 93. Richard Sherwin Johnson (Cont.) MILITARY DATA Service: Army (Regular) Grade at loss: O3 Rank: Captain ID No: O95098 MOS: 82163 Air Ops Officer (G3, S3) (Ranger Qualified) LenSvc: Between 6 and 7 years Unit: SD-5891, HQ, MACV ADVISORS A Note from The Virtual Wall Two advisors assigned to the ARVN forces in Hoai Duc District, Binh Thuy Province, were killed in action on 17 Jan 1965: CPT Richard S. Johnson of Richmond, VA, and 1LT Thurston A. Griffith of Los Alamos, NM.

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