Freddie Leron Long

Military Data
LenSvc Between 1 and 2 years
Unit 87th Engineer Company, 199th Infantry Brigade, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour Friday, 3 January 1969
Cas Date Monday, 1 December 1969
Age at Loss 21
Remains Body recovered
Location Long Khanh, South Vietnam
Type Hostile, died outright
Reason Other explosive device – Ground casualty

Vietnam Wall Panel 15W Line 013

09 Aug 2006
My husband and I went to high school with Freddie. My husband played football with him. I can remember when Freddie was sent home, his body was at his house and everyone was at his house. He was the only one in our class to be killed in Vietnam. This was a sad time for all of us. My husband served in 1970 and 1971 but came home safely.

From a friend,
Marcia Smith

The 199th Infantry Brigade lost two men to mines on 01 Dec 1969. While The Virtual Wall cannot prove it so, it seems likely that SP4 Long, a combat engineer, was attached to C Company, 512 Infantry, and that both men were killed in the same incident. The two were SGT James L. Clarkson, Trion, GA, C Co 512th Infantry, and SP4 Freddie L. Long, 87th Engineer Company.

  • Rank: Specialist 4th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 May 1948
  • Date of death: 1 December 1969
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Ooltewah
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 199th Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ooltewah Cemetery, Ooltewah, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Bottom Panel
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