Edsell H. Long

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Mesa, AZ

HONORED BY
John C Burkhardt, AAG MOPH, Chapter 1919, Austin, Texas

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENTERED MILITARY SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 29, 1944. HE SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER WITH THE 11TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS IN NORTHERN FRANCE, ARDENNES, RHINELAND AND CENTRAL EUROPE. RECEIVED THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL, EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN SERVICE MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL AND PURPLE HEART MEDAL FOR WOUNDS RECEIVED IN COMBAT, WHILE FIGHTING IN GERMANY, ON FEBRUARY 29, 1944.