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Herbert H. Long
Colonel, United States Marine Corps
 
From a contemporary press report:

 Herbert H. "Trigger" Long, 83, a retired Marine Corps colonel and a heavily decorated World War II combat fighter pilot and Squadron Commander who later served as Staff Chief of the First Marine Air Wing in Vietnam during the conflict there, died September 27, 2001, at a hospice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He had Parkinson's disease.

During World War II, Colonel Long flew F4F "Wildcat" and F4U "Corsair" fighters from the Solomons and from the carrier Bunker Hill. He flew 95 combat missions, destroying 10 Japanese aircraft.

When he retired from active duty in 1968, his decorations included the Legion of Merit with combat "V," eight awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, 17 Air Medals and two Purple Hearts.


LONG, HERBERT H
COL   US MARINE CORPS
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 12/30/1941 - 06/30/1968
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/15/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 09/27/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/16/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 1480
Posted: 23 Juloy 2004
Legion of Merit With Combat V
 

Distinguished Flying Cross 7 Awards

Air Medal 17 Awards

Purple Heart Medal 2 Awards