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GEORGE W. LONG

LONG --- George W, 81 of Miami, FL passed away on April 28, 2000. 

He was a wounded veteran  (Army, 508th Regimen, [sic] 82nd Airborne) receiving the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and numerous campaign medals. 

He was a living and beloved husband, father and grandfather. Survived by wife of 58 years, Lucille; sons, William, George, Jeff, Gary and their families.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, 2 PM, at Southern Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements by Lithgow-Bennett-Philbrick Funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a Hospice Foundation of your choice.

[Published Thursday, March 3, 1977, Baldwin Edition of Mobile Register, Mobile, Alabama Page 9 ]

Grave marker for George W. Long in Southern Memorial Cemetery, North Miami (Miami-Dade county), Florida.

George enlisted in the Army at Camp Blanding, FL on 3 October 1941.

He later volunteered for parachutist duty and was transferred to Hq Hq, 508th PIR, date unknown.

Pvt Long was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 27 November 1942 and then to T/5 on 11 January 1943.  On 26 August 1943 he was promoted to the grade of T/4.

T/4 Long was wounded in action in France on 20 June 1944 and evacuated to an unknown field hospital.  On 27 September 1944 he was transferred to the hospital's Detachment of Patients.

However, he was transferred from the 10th Replacement Depot to Service Company on 28 October 1944 and then was able  to rejoin Hq 3rd on 22 November.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the Normandy assault.

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