Two hundred and thirty three Virginians have died while serving in the global war on terrorism. Among those honored today are two service men from here in the Richmond area.
The wall features Virginians slain serving in the war on terror. 27 names were added this year including Staff Sergeant Jaime Newman from Richmond who was killed in September in Afghanistan and Air Force Captain Charles Ransom from Chesterfield. He was killed last month when an Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul's airport.
"I want to show my respect for them; they are the true American heroes of today. I wanted to be here; it's a special ceremony, and I just wanted to show my support for our departed service members," Gentile said.