|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1917|
|Death: ||May 16, 2010|
Mercer P. Longino, 92, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who later worked as a Washington area mortgage banker, died May 16, 2010 at his home in Arlington County, VA. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
LTC Longino was vice president of Frank S. Phillips and H.L. Rust for 18 years before retiring in the early 1980s.
Mercer Presley Longino, a native of Provencal, La., was a 1941 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He served in Europe during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he studied Japanese and Far East culture at Yale University, and he spent three years based in Japan. He served in Army intelligence during the Korean War. He was the head of what is now Hofstra University's ROTC program before retiring in 1964 and starting in the mortgage business.
His military decorations include the Silver Star for his service in France during World War II, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
His first marriage ended in divorce. His second wife, Martha Wilkie Longino, to whom he was married for 43 years, died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, three sons from his second marriage and six grandchildren.
Martha Wilkie Longino (1931 - 1997)
United States Army
Silver Star Bronze Star Purple Heart
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 6 Site 5795 LH
Created by: A Horan
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59845452
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