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Charles Grant Long

Date of birth: 14-Dec-69
Date of death: 5-Mar-43
Burial location: Arlington, VA
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, South Weymouth
Home of record: South Weymouth Massachusetts

Charles Long graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1889, and served in the U.S. Navy for two years before transferring to the Marine Corps. He participated in action during the Spanish-American War earning the Marine Corps Brevet Medal, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and in the Caribbean. Prior to World War I he served as Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. During World War I he was awarded the Navy Cross for those duties. He retired in 1942 and was promoted to Major General on the retired list.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Second Lieutenant Charles Grant Long (MCSN: 0-572), United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy while serving with Artillery Battery, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, Second Lieutenant Long is appointed Captain, by brevet, to take rank from 11 June 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 11, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Artillery Battery

Battalion: 1st Marine (Huntington's) Battalion

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Brigadier General Charles Grant Long (MCSN: 0-572), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Assistant to the Major General Commanding, and as Officer-in-Charge of the organization and distribution of the personnel of the Marine Corps, both for duty with the Navy and with the American Expeditionary force in France, during World War I.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Book of Distinguished Service (Stringer)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Brigadier General