EVERETT E DELONG JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

EVERETT EUGENE DELONG JR

WALL NAME

EVERETT E DELONG JR

PANEL / LINE

3W/119

DATE OF BIRTH

12/05/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/31/1971

HOME OF RECORD

NORTH MIAMI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Miami-Dade County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EVERETT EUGENE DELONG JR
POSTED ON 4.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 Everett Delong,
Thank you for your service as a Chinook, CH-47 Helicopter Repairer. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.3.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

Ground Casualty
SP5 Everett E. DeLong Jr. was a CH-47 helicopter mechanic serving with the 132nd Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC). On July 31, 1971, the 132nd experienced a tragic accident on the Hercules Ramp, involving a Hercules aircraft and one of the 132nd maintenance engine mechanics. Repairs to the aircraft were complete, requiring engine startup and inspection of the work performed. A 132nd maintenance test pilot, CW2 Roy Daw, completed the aircraft run-up and maintenance checks. After the aircraft was shut down, SP5 Delong climbed up the aft pylon to further inspect the work done. The rotor blades were still turning very slowly and dropping lower and lower, as usual. Fellow crewmembers called out to warn Delong, but to no avail. A forward blade struck Delong in the head, knocking him off the aircraft, and killing him instantly. The loss of SP5 Delong was even more tragic, as a similar incident had occurred a year earlier at the 178th Boxcar Ramp, resulting in the death of their unit member as well. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 132ashc.org]
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POSTED ON 11.30.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Everett Eugene Delong Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.11.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 7.28.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Everett, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
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