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1LT Frank Sidney Long

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1LT Frank Sidney Long

Birth
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Death
5 Oct 1918 (aged 23)
Fleville, Departement des Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Burial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Plot
Plot A Row 5 Grave 10
Memorial ID
55956304 View Source

Awarded the D.S.C. GO 95 WD 1919.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Frank Sidney Long, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., near Fleville, France, 5 October 1918. Haying been wounded in the side by shrapnel while caring for wounded men of his platoon, Lieutenant Long refused to be evacuated, but returned from the dressing station to his command. While withdrawing his platoon to a better position under heavy barrage he was instantly killed by shell fire. His courage and self-sacrifice furnished a splendid inspiration to his men.

Awarded the D.S.C. GO 95 WD 1919.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Frank Sidney Long, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., near Fleville, France, 5 October 1918. Haying been wounded in the side by shrapnel while caring for wounded men of his platoon, Lieutenant Long refused to be evacuated, but returned from the dressing station to his command. While withdrawing his platoon to a better position under heavy barrage he was instantly killed by shell fire. His courage and self-sacrifice furnished a splendid inspiration to his men.


Inscription

1 LIEUT. 110 INF. 28 DIV.
IOWA
D.S.C.

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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 55956304
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55956304/frank-sidney-long: accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Frank Sidney Long (31 Aug 1895–5 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55956304, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828).