Raymond L. Long Jr.
Sergeant Major Raymond Leon Long, Jr.
Raymond L. Long, Jr. was born on July 20th, 1934 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a member of the Assembly of God church.
Raymond L. Long, Jr. served in the United States Army from 1952-1970, at the time of his death. In addition to his service in the Vietnam War, Sergeant Major Long, Jr. also served in the Korean War, and was a former Green Berets with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He started his Vietnam tour date on October 4, 1969. Long, Jr.'s service number was 429540481.
Awards and Medals
Sergeant Major Raymond Long, Jr. was awarded the following awards and medals:
- National Defense Service Award
- Purple Heart
- Vietnam Campaign Medal
- Vietnam Service Medal
- Bronze Star
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Korean Service Medal
- Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
- Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- United Nations Service Medal
Sergeant Major Raymond L. Long, Jr. died on May 6th, 1970 at the age of 35 in the Quang Tri Province of South Vietnam. He was killed in action while serving as Sgt. Major with the HHC, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Long's cause of death resulted from multiple fragmentation wounds from mortar fragments. He is buried in the Little Rock National Cemetery (Plot 5, 3546-B). Additionally, Sergeant Major Long, Jr. is memorialized at the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C. His name is located at panel 11W, Line 115.