Jerrald is the son of John Roy and Velma McClendon. He is a member of the Palo Duro class of 1973.
Entered the Army on 26 February. 1973.
Basic Training at ft Ord, Calif.
AIT at Ft Gordon, Ga.
Served three tours in Germany, two tours in Korea. Saw combat duty during operation Desert Storm in Iraq.
Awarded the Meritorious Service Award(2). Army Accommodation Medal(5), Combat Service Medal, Kuwait Service Medal ,Good Conduct Medal