Mahaska County

Pvt. Paul DeJong



Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was killed. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, January 2, 1944  (photo included)

Paul De Jong was born Oct. 16, 1919 to Martin Gysbert “Bert” and Henrietta Johanna Verros De Jong. He died Dec. 6, 1942 and is buried in New Sharon Friends Cemetery, New Sharon, IA.

Pvt. De Jong served in World War II with the U.S. Army Co. E, 126th Infantry Regiment and was KIA in New Guinea in the service of his country.