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Richard Winfred "Dick" Long, Jr
Birth: Jun. 7, 1914
Wakefield
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 2008
West Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Obituary published in Connecticut Post on August 24, 2008; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=richard-w-long&pid=116305230

LONG, Richard W., age 94 of Milford, husband of the late Florence E. (Theroux) Long, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at the West Haven Veteran's Hospital. Mr. Long was the son of the late Richard W. Long (a Native American Indian) and Vera (Somes) Long of Greenwood, Mass.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a Tech Sergeant and top-turret and waist gunner on a B-24 bomber in World War II. His aircraft was shot down July 21, 1944. He was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for 319 days. Mr. Long is a recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

Mr. Long was a truck driver for 44 years, mostly for Roadway Express. After retirement, he continued to work 23 more years as an officer in building security. He was an avid Boston fan, Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. He was a member of the Brotherhood of International Teamsters, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion Post 0200.

Richard is survived by his six children, Robert Long of Westport, Eleanor Iannotti of Florida, Barbara Novak of East Windsor, Lorraine Long-Olson of Meriden, John Long of New York,and Jacqueline Jensen of Colorado. He has been blessed with eight grandsons and one great-grandson. He leaves one brother, Gardner R. Long of Maryland and was predeceased by his other brother, Merritt D. Long of Massachusetts. Mr. Long also leaves his best friends at the garage, Ron, Diane, Richie and Rick.

The funeral services held at Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford were private. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Wakefield, Mass. in the Forest Glade Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the West Haven Veteran's Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Unit c/o Doctor Maddalena DeRosa, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516. To leave condolences please visit our website: www.georgejsmithandson.com
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According to US World War II Enlistment Records 1938-1946:
Enlisted: Pvt., US Army 22 Sep 1942 in Boston, MA
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeur
Height: 67"
Weight: 149 pounds
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According to WWII Prisoner of War Records 1941-1946:
Report Date: 21 July 1944
Latest Report Date: Jun 1945
Rank: Staff Sgt, US Army Air Corps
Organization: Heavy Bomber
Area Served: European Theatre, Czechoslovachia
Detaining Country: Germany

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Winfred Long (1888 - 1953)
  Vera Somes Long (1896 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Florence Eleanor Theroux Long (1916 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Winfred Long (1914 - 2008)
  Merritt Davis Long (1924 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LONG
Merritt D.
1924 - 2005
Margaret C.
1923 -
Richard W. Jr.
1914-2008
 
Note: Dick's cremains stayed with the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home in Milford, CT for 2 years while his family decided upon his final resting place - his cremains were buried in Forest Glade on August 30, 2010.
 
Burial:
Forest Glade Cemetery
Wakefield
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section B-Protestant, Lot S 1/2 124, Grave #1 - on the left side of hill past the pond-he has a military marker & is buried in Long family plot with his parents, his brother and sister-in-law
 
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Record added: Jun 25, 2012
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