Lewie B. Long was born on 2 June 1923 and lived in Scotsville, Kentucky. His father was Jasper T.Long and Nancy Annie Long-Taylor.  Lewie had six brother's and sisters; Jasper,  Grover, Catheryn, Frank,  Louise, Williard, and Doras Fay. They lived on a farm near Scotsville, Kentucky where Lewie also worked, when he enlisted into the Army in Fort benjamin Harrison on 24 March 1943.

Lewie became a private with 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division.

 


 

28th Infantry Regiment

8th Infantry Division


Lewie (3) on the right, His oldest brother Jasper on the left,
with his father and mother. (picture courtesy of Mr. Alan Farley)

Not much is known about Lewie's time in the Army. Early December 1944 the 28th Infantry Regiment  fought heavy battles in the German Huertgen forest, especially around Brandenberg and later in and around Bergstein.

Pvt Lewie Long is known to have died of wounds sustained in battle. He died in a German Field hospital, as a Prisoner of War. The exact circumstances of his capture and death are not known at this time.

Pvt Lewie Long is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Plot E Row 19 Grave 12.


Margraten, The Netherlands


See Also:

All casualties of the 8th Infantry Division buried in The Netherlands

Sources and acknowledgements:
Mr. Alan Farley
NARA - AAD

Directions to Margraten American Military Cemetery

Posted 8 May 2009

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