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 [decorative delimiter] Class of August 1917

Vol. VI

(Born Ia.)

Frank Sidney Long​1

(Ap'd at Large)


(Born Aug. 31, 1895.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1914, to Aug. 30, 1917, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry.

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 30, 1917.

 p1968  Served: At Plattsburg, N. Y., on temporary duty, September to Dec. 4, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., with company, Dec. 8, 1917, to March 27, 1918; en route to France with regiment, March 28 to April 15, 1918; in France with company to Oct. 5, 1918.

Killed in Action, Oct. 5, 1918, at Fléville, France: Aged 23.

Awarded posthumously

Distinguished Service Cross.

"For extraordinary heroism in action near Fléville, France, Oct. 5, 1918. Having been wounded in the side by shrapnel while caring for wounded men of his platoon, Lieut. Long refused to be evacuated, but returned from the dressing station to his command. While withdrawing his platoon to a better position under a heavy barrage he was instantly killed by shell fire. His courage and self-sacrifice furnished a splendid inspiration to his men."

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.

Buried, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery,
Romagne-sous‑Montfaucon (Meuse), France.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel F. S. Long, U. S. A.

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