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Major General Homer "Huck" S. Long

April 13, 1925 ~ August 27, 2018 (age 93)

 

Major General Homer S."Huck" Long, Jr., passed away on (date).  Born in Gallatin, MO on April 13, 1925, Huck entered the Army in May 1943 one week after graduating from G.tllatin High School. He fought as an enlisted man with the 100th Infantry Division in France. Receiving an appointment to West Point, he graduated as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1949. In August 1950, Huck joined the 1st Cavalry Division on the Naktong River in the early days of the Korean War. Having fought two wars in the Infantry, he transferred to Armor branch and served two tours at the Armor School. Among his accomplishments are command of a tank battalion in Germany and command of a brigade in the 25th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, his third combat tour with the infantry. Although he received numerous awards and medals, his proudest was the third award of the Combat Infantryman Badge. After serving forty years in Army uniform, he married Dorothy Marie Voltaire and moved to Florida where they enjoyed life in the Indian River Colony Club. He is survived by his wife Dottie, his son Stewart, and his daughter Barbara Harkins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Indian River Colony Club Foundation or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

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