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St. Luke’s Veteran Spotlight

 

As part of our “Honoring Our Veterans Project,” St. Luke’s will be featuring some of the veterans we have been researching over the last several months. Please join us in recognizing some of the veterans buried here at St. Luke’s.

Select a feature below to read more:

Samuel Peele Jordan, Jr. (1942 – 2006)

Samuel Peele Jordan, Jr. (1942 – 2006)

He was a proud and active member of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 1964. His experience at VMI shaped his life and instilled the values of integrity, loyalty, honor and service to country that guided him throughout his life. After graduating from VMI, Sam joined the U.S. Air Force, serving first in Vietnam at Cam Rahn Bay, and then in Madison, Wis., where he met his wife, Mary Jo Anderson…

Walter Elmo Bloxom, Jr. (1923 – 2005)

Walter Elmo Bloxom, Jr. (1923 – 2005)

He attended Smithfield Elementary and graduated from Smithfield High School, later attending and graduated from Newport News Apprentice School. He served our country for two years as a tug boat captain in the Army during WW II…

Shirley “Jack” Henry Finley (1923 – 2018)

Shirley “Jack” Henry Finley (1923 – 2018)

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. He was retired from Newport News Shipbuilding. He was the oldest living member of the Smithfield VFW, where he was a past commander, and The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, where he served in the position of Captain and was awarded the title of Honorary Chief in 2010…

William Averell Arbogast (1930 – 2016)

William Averell Arbogast (1930 – 2016)

He was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1951, and served for one tour. Upon leaving the military, Bill married Phyllis McClung, his loving wife of 63 years…

Glenn Aubrey Hoy (1934 – 2017)

Glenn Aubrey Hoy (1934 – 2017)

Glenn served his country in the Navy, attended Penn State University, and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 38 years…

Archibald Atkinson (1792 – 1872)

Archibald Atkinson (1792 – 1872)

Atkinson was born on September 13, 1792, in Isle of Wight County to James Atkinson and Mary Atkinson. The father’s occupation is not known, but the family’s modest resources provided for only a limited primary education for young Atkinson…