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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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William Bain

November 06, 1944 - - January 16, 2018

Full Obituary To Appear At A Later Date. Memorial Service At A Later Date.

Jessie Williams

September 24, 1926 - - January 08, 2018

Jessie Oscar Williams, 91, of Salem, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. He was born on September 24, 1926 in Marion, VA to the late Oscar and Ollie Williams. Jessie was a retired production superintendent from Norfolk Southern Railway with over 40 years of service. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Southeast Asia and was a member of Our Lady of Nazareth Cathol ...

Donald Halterman

August 18, 1948 - - January 08, 2018

Donald Wells Halterman, 69, of Salem, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2018, after a relatively brief illness. A graduate of Andrew Lewis High (1966) and Roanoke College (1970), Don earned a degree majoring in political science that nurtured his curiosity about the world. As part of his education, he took a trip abroad with Professor Miles Masters, particularly ...

Richard Blackwell

March 30, 1952 - - January 08, 2018

Richard Lewis “Pete” Blackwell, 65, of Salem, entered peacefully into Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018. Pete was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Barnett Blackwell. He is survived by his son Phillip and his family; his siblings, Pat Blackwell and wife Sharon, Karita Knisely, Rebecca Humphrey and husband David, and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. ...

William Gore

August 21, 1929 - - January 03, 2018

William R. “Bill” Gore, 88, of Roanoke passed away January 3, 2018. Bill was a life-long resident of the Roanoke Valley and an active member of the community. He was a charter member of the Lakeside Rinky-Dinks. Bill served his country, briefly in the US Naval Reserves and for 28 years in the US Army and Army Reserves before retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He held many ...

Mary Washburn

December 13, 1949 - - December 10, 2017

Mary Agnes (Campbell) Washburn, 67, currently of Salem, VA and formerly of Dover, Del. and Staunton, VA, crossed over into the loving arms of her Savior on Sunday, December 10, 2017 due to complications from Huntington’s Disease. Mary was born as the only child to the late Lester and Margaret Campbell in Waynesboro, VA on December 13, 1949. Mary is survived by her children, ...

Robert Friend

September 19, 1927 - - December 09, 2017

Robert “Bob” Marion Friend, 90, of Salem, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was the husband of Betty Dagenhart Friend. Mr. Friend was born September 19, 1927, in Roanoke, a son of the late Victor H. Friend, Sr. and Pearl Wilkinson Friend. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946. One month later, in September, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In March of ...

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