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Delong died for freedom
Warren County native Joe Delong is why Americans remember those who died in military on Memorial Day. He was born June 18, 1947. At 19 years old, he was captured in Vietnam and turned 20 in a Cambodia jungle prison camp. On Nov. 8, 1967, he died trying to escape. Delongs remains have never been recovered.
Memorial Day is an American holiday on which those who died in military service are remembered. Sgt. Joe Lynn Delong is one of those.Delong was born June 18, 1947 in Warren County and was a resident of Irving College. He graduated from Irving College High School in 1966.