Glen C. Long, Brigadier General U.S. Army, retired, passed away Saturday, July 30, 1988 at Fort Ord, California.
Glen was born to Calr and Bessie Long on August 16, 1918 in the Sunny Point Community. Long graduated from Sweetwater in 1936 and Oklahoma A&M in 1940. His military career spanned more than 30 years and included 3 wars. Among his many medals and awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross and Legion of Merit.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Elizabeth in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Coren, of the home; one son Captain Glen C. Long of West Point, New York and one brother, Lynn of Tulsa.
Services will be held Friday, August 5, 1988 at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In palce of flowers, friends are aked to contribute to the V.F.W. or the American Legion.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:
Brigadier General Glen Carl Long
Born August 16, 1918 in Oklahoma
Died July 30, 1988
Enlisted Service 1937-39
Second Lieutenant (Reserve) 1939
Second Lieutenant Lieutenant 1941
Brigadier General 1966
Student, Command & General Staff College 1950-51
Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1956
Chief of Staff, VIII Corps 1966-67
Assistant Division Commander, 3rd Armored Division 1967-68
Assistant Division Commander, 25th Infantry Division 1968-69
Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Civil & Revolutionary Development), US. Military Assistance Command, Viet-Nam 1969-70
Deputy Commanding General, Training Center (Infantry), Fort Ord 1970-71
Silver Star – Bronze Star Medal – Purple Heart
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