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James Bryan Long, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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From a contemporary press report:

Lieutenant Colonel James Bryan Long, Jr., United States Army, retired, age 64, died at his home in Richmond, Virginia, on February 13, 2004. His loved ones surrounded him.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Vignes; son, James Bryan Long, III; daughter, Vivian June Sparks Furber; grandchildren, James Bryan Long IV and Christopher Ryan Sparks Farrar; and brothers, George and Tommy Long. 

Colonel Long was born in Jackson, Mississippi, July 29, 1939. He served God and Country as an Army officer and a member of the Baptist Church. He received his commission upon graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a Brother at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

While in the U.S. Army, Colonel Long served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one tour in Korea, and was an elite member of the Army Infantry Rangers.

Military honors include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Legion of Merit and others.

Retiring from the Army in 1984, he was a financial advisor for American Express. He served the community as a Master Mason and secretary of the Masons with the Andrew Jackson Lodge in Alexandria, Virginia. Linda's words best echo all of our thoughts, "You made my life an adventure". We will miss his dry wit, intellect, and charming smile.

Services will be held with full military honors at 11 a.m. on April 7, 2004, at the Fort Myer Chapel and Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Attn: Betty Tucker, 4301 West Markham St., Slot 816, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-9985.


LONG, JAMES BRYAN JR
LTC   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/31/1950 - 08/31/1984
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/29/1939
DATE OF DEATH: 02/13/2004
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/07/2004
BURIED AT: SECTION 66  SITE 4321-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 31 July 2004  Updated: 10 September 2005
US Army Rangers
 

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Air Medal