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A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Donald Russell Long

Sergeant Donald Russell Long was born on August 27, 1939, in Black Fork, Ohio, where he was raised and attended Decatur-Washington High School.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1963, deployed to Vietnam for the Vietnam War, and three years later, on June 30, 1966, Sergeant Donald Russell Long earned a Congressional Medal of Honor by smothering a grenade with his body to save the lives of his teammates during a reconnaissance mission with the 4th Cavalry.

Sergeant Donald Russell Long rests at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Black Fork, Ohio.

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