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Col Dennis H. Long
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1946
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 2011
Monroe County
Indiana, USA

Dennis H. Long - Dec. 12, 1946 - Aug. 4, 2011

Dennis H. Long, 64, passed away suddenly Aug. 4, 2011, at his home in Bloomington, Ind.

He was born in Altoona, son of Kenneth P. and Anna Jean (Harry) Long.

Surviving are his mother, Jean, of York; a son, David; and his fiancee, Crystal Distler, and her family, whom he considered his own.

Dennis graduated from York High School in 1964 and was a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in 1968. He received his M.S. from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He was a 26-year career infantry and armor officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam, Germany, England and the U.S., and retired in 1994 as a colonel with awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Ranger Tab and Combat Infantryman Badge.

After retiring in 1994, Dennis began his second career. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, and was elected to the Order of the Coif at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington. He then joined the law firm Ice Miller in 1998 as an attorney specializing in bankruptcy, creditors' rights and secured transactions. In 2004, he returned to the IU Bloomington Law School, where he was the dean of admissions and then joined the faculty teaching courses in bankruptcy and secured transactions.

Dennis was a respected colleague, an amazing teacher and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. He will forever be remembered for his integrity, generosity, discipline and the humor he added to every situation. He will be tremendously missed by all whose lives were touched by his kindness and generosity.

A memorial service will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in the Moot Court Room at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington. His final resting place will be on the grounds of VMI in the fall, his favorite time of year.

Arrangements are by Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis.

August 16, 2011 - The Altoona Mirror
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: His final resting place will be on the grounds of VMI in the fall.
Created by: Shmilybrandon
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
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Col Dennis H. Long
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