1134 (229 African Americans and 905 whites) servicemen, nurses and civilian workers from Norfolk returned home at the end of World War I and responded to the state of Virginia’s questionnaire about their lives and experiences during the war.

Students in HIS 380: U.S. Military History compiled these brief biographies of Norfolk’s World War I veterans using materials gathered by the Virginia World War I History Commission. Additional information about the lives of veterans after the war were researched by students. The photographs accompanying these biographies are from the Sargeant Memorial Collection, Slover Library.