Profiles of Honor: Spotlight Stories
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World War I Stories

The First World War was one of the most harrowing and brutal conflicts in our nation's history. With over 100,000 Americans killed in the conflict, and twice that many wounded during that same time, people from all walks of life were affected by the war. How well do you know the men and women of World War I? While some of the names and faces may be familiar, many others went on to do great things, while their stories were left untold. The stories featured below highlight just some of the many individuals who made their mark on history during the Great War. Click the images to learn more. 

World War II Stories

America's entry into World War II in 1941 was a turning point in a conflict that had been raging since September 1939. More than 16 million men and women joined the fight, with over 400,000 Americans paying the ultimate price of freedom, more than 11,400 of whom were Virginians. How well do you know the men and women of World War II? While some may be familiar, many others served in the face of adversity while their stories were left untold. The stories featured below highlight just some of the many individuals who made their mark on history during WWII. Click on the images to learn more. 

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