Freddie Leron Long

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
16 May 1948 - 01 December 1969
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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Army Engineers

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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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

A Note from The Virtual Wall

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, 5/12 Infantry, and that both men were killed in the same incident. The two were SGT James L. Clarkson, Trion, GA, C Co 5/12th Infantry, and SP4 Freddie L. Long, 87th Engineer Company.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Aug 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009