House approves No Honor, No Glory bill

Posted at 9:52 PM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-14 21:52:07-05

A Hampton father's fight to get his son's name added to the Virginia War Memorial is almost over

The House has approved the bill.

To get results, all Rick Schumann needs is the governor's signature.

For five years, Schumann has been fighting on behalf of his son, Lance Corporal Daryl Schumann.

The Marine died in a helicopter crash en route to an assignment in Syria.

Current regulations kept his name from being added to the memorial because only those who died in combat could be added.

State Senator John Miller has been introducing legislation every session to include the names of all the state's fallen service members on the Virginia War Memorial.

Today, with a unanimous vote in the House, that measure is finally making its way to the governor's desk.