Private First Class William I Long

Name William I Long
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 33612197
State Pennsylvania
Date of death 1944-12-10
Plot, Row, Grave G, 8, 2
Cemetery Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Google Maps
Unit 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks William I Long was born on February 14, 1915 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania as the son of Mr and Mrs. J. Long. He had two sisters, Mrs. Grace Haupt and Mrs. Esther Fetterolf and two brothers Alvin Long and Earl Long. William attended school at the Shamokin Borough Schools. After leaving school he worked for several years at the Glen Burn Colliery in Shamokin.

On November 21, 1941 he married Amy A. Vought and he was inducted into the army on November 13, 1943. He received training in Camp Croft in South Carolina and Fort Meade Maryland before he was sent overseas to England in May 1944. With E and D Company 331st, he fought in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany before he went MIA/KIA on the 10th of December, 1944 in Gey (Hürtgen Forest), Germany. His wife Amy received the notice of his death three days after she gave birth to his daughter Carol. For his service William received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.

William is missed by his widow Amy Vought, his daughter Carol and his son-in-law George Buckley. William I Long is fallen but not forgotten.
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