|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1985|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 2009|
Police say a man with "political and religious motives" confessed to fatally shooting a new soldier and wounding another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme. William Long, 23, of Conway, died in the attack on the Army-Navy Career Center in a west Little Rock shopping center. Another soldier, Quinton Ezeagwula was wounded. Both men were in fatigues and had recently completed basic training. The two volunteered to work at the recruiting center to attract others to the military. They had just completed basic training and were not regular recruiters. Police arrested Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23 of Little Rock for the shooting.
The Daily Oklahoman
Pvt. William Andrew "Andy" Long, 23 of Conway, died Monday, June 1, 2009. Andy was born June 26, 1985 in Long Beach, CA to Daris and Janet (Roberson) Long. Andy recently finished Army training at Ft. Benning, GA, and was on his way to Korea. He attended Sunny Gap Baptist Church in Conway. His family says he had an infectious smile, a great sense of humor, and a brilliant mind. He is a hero. Andy is survived by his parents, Daris and Janet Long of Conway; sister Vanessa Rice and husband Robert of Conway and brother Triston Long of Ft. Bliss, TX; grandparents James and Virginia Roberson of Conway and Betty Long of Salt Lake City, UT; and numerous other family members. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at Harlan Park Baptist Church, officiated by Bro. John Harrington. Burial will be at Noon at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock with full military honors. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Dr., Conway, AR.
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
North Little Rock
Plot: Sec. K, Site 402
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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