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SGT Charles Richard Long

SGT Charles Richard Long

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 Feb 1951 (aged 27)
South Korea
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Garden of Valor Section, Next to Toohey and Burr
Memorial ID 10731 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Charles Richard Long (10 Dec 1923–12 Feb 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10731, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .