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First Name: Jerald

Last Name: DeLong

Birthplace: Waukon, IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Steven

Date of Birth: 05 June 1950

Date of Death: 12 October 1970

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Jerald Steven DeLong

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Jerald Steven DeLong
Corporal, U.S. Army

Jerald Steven DeLong was born on 5 June 1950 in Waukon, IA, the son of LeLand P. and Theodora Ferring DeLong. He attended the first three grades of school in Lansing. He was a 1968 graduate of DeSoto High School and active in wrestling, FFA and 4-H.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1969 and received his Basic and Advanced Individual Training in North Carolina. He was serving in Germany when he volunteered for service in Vietnam.

On 12 October 1970, Private First Class Jerald Steven DeLong was serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, AMERICAL Division, in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC DeLong was killed when he sustained wounds from an explosive device. His body was recovered. DeLong was posthumously promoted to Corporal.

Badge and Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Jerald S DeLong is inscribed on Panel W7 Line 128 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Corporal Jerald Steven DeLong is buried at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing, IA.


Honoree ID: 8234   Created by: MHOH




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