Pottawattamie County

Sgt. Lloyd DeLong

 

HUSBAND PROMOTED

Mrs. Lloyd DeLong, 504 Twenty-first avenue, has been advised that her husband has been promoted from corporal to sergeant. He is stationed in the air corps at Drew field, Tampa, Fla. He is expected home on a furlough next month, Mrs. DeLong said.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, October 01, 1943,  Page 3

First Selectee Now A Sergeant

Lloyd DeLong, the first man drafted by Council Bluffs draft board No. 1, is now a sergeant and stationed in England with the American army, according to a Christmas Victory greeting card he sent to Detective Chief C. R. Brown.

Sgt. DeLong sent the Christmas greeting card on Nov. 16 and it was received Monday by Detective Chief Brown.

DeLong had been in the trucking business which he disposed of when he received his draft notice on March 6, 1942. At the time he was drafted he was living at 415 Twenty-first avenue, and is the son of Charles DeLong, 913 Third street.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, December 28, 1943, Page 3

Hears Husband Dies of Injuries

Mrs. Lloyd DeLong, No. 3, White City, has received word that her husband, Sgt. Lloyd De Long, died in France on Nov. 3 of a head injury suffered in an accident.

The notification received by Mrs. DeLong failed to reveal the nature of the accident, and said that he had been buried in an American Military cemetery in France with full military honors.

Sgt. DeLong had been in the service 32 months, all had been overseas with the 9th air force for the past 13 months.

Besides a widow, he is survived by their adopted children, Terry Lee DeLong, Earl Robert DeLong, and Shirley Ann DeLong, of Council Bluffs; one daughter Moria Maria DeLong, in California; his mother, Mrs. Flossie Delong of Los Angeles, Calif.; his father, C___ DeLong of San Francisco, Calf.; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Cross of Los Angeles, Mrs. Grace Pache of [illegible], Mrs. A_____ Wallace, Mrs. Mary Bistarco and Betty Jean DeLong, of San Francisco; three brothers, Vern DeLong of San Francisco, Charles DeLong of the merchant marine, and Cpl. Fredric DeLong with the army at [illegible].

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Monday, November 06, 1943, Page 6

DeLong First Drafted Man Here

Sgt. Lloyd DeLong, who died in France on Nov. 3 of a head injury suffered in an accident, was the first man drafted by the Council Bluffs selective service board it was disclosed Wednesday afternoon.

On March 6, 1942, the draft board announced that the first draftees called up for actual induction in the armed forces from Council Bluffs. The board at that time said DeLong, then 37 years of age, had the honor of being the first man drafted.

DeLong had been in the trucking business which he disposed of as result of receiving his draft orders. He had sold his truck but a few days before he left to enter the armed services.

Of the 32 months he had been in the service, Sgt. DeLong had been overseas with the 9th air force for 13 months in the European theater.

Notification to Mrs. DeLong, who lives at No. 3, White City, of her husband’s death did not reveal the details of the accident, but stated he had been buried in an American Military cemetery in France with full military honors.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, December 07, 1944, Page 9