Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Howard E. Long

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Howard E. Long

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Long, Howard E.

Sep. 20, 1923 - Jul. 4, 2016

Howard E. Long, age 92 of Sarasota, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born September 20, 1923 in Amherst, NH to Edward and Dorothy Long. Howard proudly served his country in the 3rd Division, 3rd Battalion United States Marine Corps during WWII. He served in the Pacific Campaign on the Island of Guadalcanal and was wounded in action in Bougainville, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. Howard was a member of the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, a Co- Founder of the Sarasota DAV and was a member of the Marine Corps 3rd Division Association. A perfect day for Howard would include fast boats, fast cars and spending time with his family. Howard will be joining his former wife and mother of his children, Barbara Long; his twin brother, Harold; his brothers, Frank and Claire; and his sisters, Helen, Shirley, Muriel, and Pauline. …

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