Shrine of Memory at the Virginia War Memorial

History students uncover biographical information about Virginians killed in Vietnam War

Engraved on the Virginia War Memorial’s Shrine of Memory are the names of 1,303 Virginians killed in the Vietnam War. Of these, however, only 186 have pictures and complete biographical information.

This fall, graduate students in a Virginia Commonwealth University history course are conducting research on a number of these names, digging through databases, searching government records, contacting family members, and connecting with others who served alongside the person.

Kyndall S. Drumheller, research and policy manager at the Virginia War Memorial, said the class’ research is instrumental to the memorial’s educational efforts.

VCU News has the full story.