DONALD R LONG
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

DONALD RUSSELL LONG

WALL NAME

DONALD R LONG

PANEL / LINE

8E/112

DATE OF BIRTH

08/27/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1966

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD RUSSELL LONG
POSTED ON 8.19.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

Than that man lay down his life for a friend."

HOOAH, you did good.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

"Greater love hath no man, than that man lay down his life for a friend."

God Bless You.

You are not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 7.1.2020
POSTED BY: Ted

Representing Lawrence County

Memorial for you!

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POSTED ON 4.28.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Donald Long, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist, and for your MEDAL OF HONOR. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another spring, but like none other. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 4.10.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Medal of Honor Citation

Donald Russell Long

Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Battalion: Troop C, 1st Squadron
Division: 1st Infantry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 13 (April 4, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant Donald Russell Long (ASN: 52557621), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Republic of Vietnam, on 30 June 1966. Troops B and C, while conducting a reconnaissance mission along a road were suddenly attacked by a Viet Cong regiment, supported by mortars, recoilless rifles and machineguns, from concealed positions astride the road. Sergeant Long abandoned the relative safety of his armored personnel carrier and braved a withering hail of enemy fire to carry wounded men to evacuation helicopters. As the platoon fought its way forward to resupply advanced elements, Sergeant Long repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire at point blank range to provide the needed supplies. While assaulting the Viet Cong position, Sergeant Long inspired his comrades by fearlessly standing unprotected to repel the enemy with rifle fire and grenades as they attempted to mount his carrier. When the enemy threatened to overrun a disabled carrier nearby, Sergeant Long again disregarded his own safety to help the severely wounded crew to safety. As he was handing arms to the less seriously wounded and reorganizing them to press the attack, an enemy grenade was hurled onto the carrier deck. Immediately recognizing the imminent danger, he instinctively shouted a warning to the crew and pushed to safety one man who had not heard his warning over the roar of battle. Realizing that these actions would not fully protect the exposed crewmen from the deadly explosion, he threw himself over the grenade to absorb the blast and thereby saved the lives of eight of his comrades at the expense of his life. Throughout the battle, Sergeant Long's extraordinary heroism, courage and supreme devotion to his men were in the finest tradition of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
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