Ronald Leon Delverde

United States Marine Corps
27 June 1946 - 25 September 1968
Boston, Massachusetts
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ronald Leon Delverde

22 Jan 2001

Still missed, Del ... after all these years you're still in the hearts of all you left behind.

In my mind I still see you and me sitting on a bunker in An Hoa. We had great times growing up in "Southie" and I truly believe, going over there as a boot, your guidance kept me alive. God sent Harry up there to keep you company as you await the arrival of your other Marine buddies.

In our prayers always you and Harry will be!!

From his friend,
Eddie (Con-Con) Conley

28 Nov 2005

After all these years you are still remembered by the people who love you most.

I remember all the good times we had growing up in Southie with Ed "Con Con" Conley, Harry Thurston, Franny Hart, Mike Miser, and Steve Whitechill. The places that I remember most are John's Sub Shop, Old Colony Projects, and swimming and diving at the Quincy Quaries. It seems like yesterday but it's been almost 40 years. Not a day goes by I don't think of you. Man, I MISS YOU!

You and all the fallen Marines will be in our prayers always!


Your brother,
Alan "Little Del"

01 Dec 2005


I don't have any memories of you, in fact I never had the chance to meet you. I am one of four nieces you have. I am the second oldest. I wish I had the chance to meet you, my dad (your little brother) talks about you all the time. How you guys grew up together in "southie" and how you guys hung out with all of your friends: Ed Conley, Joe Agri, Joe Thomas and a couple of more guys.

I just wanted to thank you for being soooo brave and going to the Vietnam War and fighting for our freedom. You have and never will be forgotten.


Your niece Danielle

13 Jan 2007

I went to school with Ronald at either the Bigelow School or the Gavin Junior High, I can't really remember which? I don't remember what grade we were together in, but I do remember our short time together, even after all these years. I can picture him very clearly in my mind. He was a wonderful friend.

From a friend,
Charlie Copeland
Camp Hill, Pa 17011

20 Sep 2007

Hello, Uncle...

I hear great things about you, and have a lot of pictures of you. We never meet each other and I have never heard your voice, but I do know you were a loving big brother to my father Alan Delverde. You're always in my heart. God bless.

Love always,
Jennifer Delverde

A Note from The Virtual Wall

According to the 7th Marines' operations log, Corporal Delverde was killed by a "bouncing Betty" mine while on patrol 6 kilometers south-southwest of the Tuy Loan Bridge on Danang's southwestern outskirts. One other Marine was wounded by the explosion; his name and fate are not known.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Alan ("Little Del")

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Jan 2001
Last updated 06/09/2008