William I. Long (#33612197) - KIA December 10, 1944

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Shamokin, Pennsylvania
February 14, 1915
Private First Class
83rd Infantry
Purple Heart
, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

William Irving Long from Shamokin, Pennsylvania was born as 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.

William Long 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. Afterwards he was declared 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.

William is missed by his widow Amy Vought, his daughter Carol and his son-in-law George Buckley.

William I. Long is burried at the "Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial" of Margraten. Plot G - Row 8 - Grave 2
His grave is adopted by Tanja Wirtz, The Netherlands.