Richmond County Museum

- 1941 -

World War II, 1941-1945

551 Richmond County men were among approximately 300,000Virginianswho served in uniform, and more than 7,000 never returned home. With fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons off fighting for freedom, Richmond County women stepped into their shoes on tractors, behind typewriters, and in garages.


Source: Richmond County Virginia, A Review Commemorating the Bicentennial, Edited by Elizabeth Lowell Ryland, Richmond County Board of Supervisors, 1976