Sergeant Donald R. Long
Congressional Medal of Honor
— (Posthumously) February 8, 1968 —
On June 30 1966 Troops B and C, 1st Squadron 4th Cavalry while on a reconnaissance mission in Vietnam were attacked by a Viet Cong regiment. Sergeant Long disregarded his own safety to help the severely wounded crew on a nearby disabled carrier to safety. In the course of this action he threw himself over an enemy grenade to absorb the blast and saved the lives of eight of his comrades at the expense of his own.
Sergeant Long's extraordinary heroism, courage and supreme devotion to his men were in the finest traditions of the military service.
Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Erected 1990 by the Citizens of Oak Hill.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 38° 53.953′ N, 82° 34.187′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, Ohio, in Jackson County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Front Street (Ohio Route 93) and
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roland T. Crace Jr (here, next to this marker); Oak Hill's Finest Servicemen (within shouting distance of this marker); Welsh-American Heritage Museum / Old Welsh Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Olive Furnace (approx. 10 miles away); Historic Mt. Olive Charcoal Iron Furnace (approx. 10 miles away); University of Rio Grande (approx. 10.3 miles away); Robert L. “Bob” Evans (approx. 10.9 miles away); McKinley Park / William McKinley (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Hill.
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