Clarence William Long was born on 31 January 1919 at Dunbar, Virginia, the son of George Marville Long and Amby Belle Reach. Husband of Pearline Long.
Killed in Action 9 April 1945
He enlisted on 21 November 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. He resided at Hamilton County in Ohio. Sgt Long served in the 184th Infantry in the South Pacific, Marshall Islands and Kissa Islands. He was killed in action in Okinawa. He was initially buried at Okinawa 7th Division Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto.
Buried at the Honolulu Memorial, HI, E, 483
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 5 May 1945
Sgt. Clarence Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Long, 1712 Fagan Street, and husband of Mrs. Pauline Long of Chattanooga, was killed in action with an infantry unit in the Philippines April 9, his parents were officially notified. He began army duty in November, 1942 and had served overseas with the 184th Infantry Division for the past 21 months. He was employed in Cincinnati before entering the army. He was the brother of Sgt. Raymond C. Long, now with the Third Army in Germany.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 31 January 1919
- Date of death: 9 April 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 184th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Okinawa
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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