Buchanan, George A. b. 1842 d. October 2, 1864 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company G, 148th New York Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 29, 1864 at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. His citation reads "Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Fort Harrison National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section A-224
Carneal, Herb b. May 10, 1923 d. April 1, 2007 Sports Broadcaster. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he was best known as the play-by-play man for the Minnesota Twins on radio broadcasts since 1962. Carneal was presented with the Ford C. Frick award, during the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremonies, in 1996. Prior to working for the Twins, he called games for the Baltimore Orioles from 1957 to 1961. He died of congestive heart failure. (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Chakales, Bob 'Chick' b. August 10, 1927 d. February 18, 2010 Major League Baseball Player. For seven seasons (1951 to 1957), he was a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox. Born Robert Edward Chakales he attended Benedictine High School (Richmond, Virginia), where he was a three-sport athlete achieving All-State honors in football, basketball and baseball. He made his Major League debut on April 21, 1951 with the Indians and appeared in 17 games that season. During his career, he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Dervishian, Ernest Herbert b. August 10, 1916 d. May 20, 1984 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Colonel in the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Second Lieutenant (at the time of action he was a Technical Sergeant) in Company B, 133d Infantry, 34th Infantry Division for action on May 23, 1944 near Cisterna, Italy. His citation reads in part "Second Lt. Dervishian ordered his men to withdraw; but instead of following, jumped into the machine-gun position he had just captured and opened fire with...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Westhampton Memorial Park, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 1, Lot 83
Edwards, Tommy b. February 17, 1922 d. October 22, 1969 Rock, R&B Vocalist, pianist, composer. A talented musician, Edwards began performing in and around his native Richmond, Virginia, in 1946. In 1949 he was recording for the Top Record Label and later the MGM Record Label. His many songs include "It's All In The Game," "All Over Again," "Please Mr. Sun," "My Melancholy Baby," "That Chick's To Young Too Fry," "Mr. Music Man," "You Win Again," "Vaya Con Dios," "Please Love Me Forever," and "Blue Heartaches." Quioccasin Baptist Church Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA GPS coordinates: 37.6054115, -77.5671082 (hddd.dddd)
Folland, Corp. Michael Fleming b. April 15, 1949 d. July 3, 1969 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during the War in Viet Nam as a Corporal in Company D, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Long Khanh, Providence, Republic of Vietnam, on July 3, 1969. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Cpl. Folland distinguished himself while serving as an ammunition bearer...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Glendale National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Hill Sr., Oliver W b. May 1, 1907 d. August 5, 2007 Civil Rights Pioneer. An attorney, he was one of the prime movers in ending the 'separate but equal' doctrine. Born Oliver White, he was raised in Roanoke from an early age, took his stepfather's last name, and attended the elite Dunbar High School of Washington, DC because there were no high quality high schools for blacks closer to his home. Mr. Hill graduated from Howard University in 1931 and from Howard Law School in 1933 where he was second in his class to future Supreme Court Justice...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Plot: Mausoleum C, level C, space 27.
Whitfield, James Arthur 'Bill Lewis' b. May 28, 1898 d. March 31, 1961 Wrestler and Promoter. "Bill Lewis" was his show name and he was big in many ways. His wrestling weight was easily 350 lbs. back in the 1920's and 30's. With his califloured ears operated on he was known for lifting the front ends of cars out of ditches with the help of an exhausted helper on the rear. His father died one year after his birth taking up two graves. He was born on a 110 acre farm outside of Wilson N.C. where his father worked. The owner of the farm married his mother raising him...[Read More] (Bio by: Lt. Bill Pittman) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA