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Charles Richard Long
Birth: Dec. 10, 1923
Death: Feb. 12, 1951, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Sergeant in Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Hoengsong, Korea, on February 12, 1951. His citation reads "Sgt. Long, a member of Company M, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against an armed enemy of the United Nations. When Company M, in a defensive perimeter on Hill 300, was viciously attacked by a numerically superior hostile force at approximately 0300 hours and ordered to withdraw, Sgt. Long, a forward observer for the mortar platoon, voluntarily remained at his post to provide cover by directing mortar fire on the enemy. Maintaining radio contact with his platoon, Sgt. Long coolly directed accurate mortar fire on the advancing foe. He continued firing his carbine and throwing handgrenades until his position was surrounded and he was mortally wounded. Sgt. Long's inspirational, valorous action halted the onslaught, exacted a heavy toll of enemy casualties, and enabled his company to withdraw, reorganize, counterattack, and regain the hill strongpoint. His unflinching courage and noble self-sacrifice reflect the highest credit on himself and are in keeping with the honored traditions of the military service". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on February 1, 1952. 
Mount Washington Cemetery
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Garden of Valor Section, Next to Toohey and Burr
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Record added: Jul 11, 2000
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