VMI Alumni in the Military

World War I identification card

Mexican War

Some online information is available in the historical rosters database.

More than 20 VMI Alumni are known to have served in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. The most detailed information is in an essay by Joseph R. Anderson, Jr., written in 1914. It appears in appendix I of The Military History of VMI by  Jennings C. Wise, available online at the Internet Archive. See pages 513-549.

Civil War

Spanish American War

Some online information is available in the historical rosters database.

World War I

World War II

During the period 1939-1945 approximately 4,100 VMI alumni served in all branches of the armed forces. Explore a variety of topics and collections relating to this period.

 

Korea

Vietnam

Gulf War