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Oak Hill in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sergeant Donald R. Long

Congressional Medal of Honor

 

— (Posthumously) February 8, 1968 —

 
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By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
1. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
Inscription.  
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.
John 15:13
 
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.
 
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

Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
2. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
Side 2
Madison Street (Ohio Route 279), on the left when traveling north on North Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414N S Front St, Oak Hill OH 45656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
3. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
Side 1
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By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
4. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
Side 1
Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
5. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
Side 2
Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 24, 2020
6. Sergeant Donald R. Long Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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