Robert "Bob" Christian Long, Sr.

Army Badge
  • Name: Robert "Bob" Christian Long Sr.
  • Location of Birth: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 27, 1915
  • Date of Death: May 14, 2009
  • Parents: Ira Long & Anna (Amundson) Long
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: Army National Guard
  • Date Sworn In: October 25, 1938
  • Place Sworn In: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 31, 1965
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War II Army Enlistment (1938-1946)
    Name: Robert C. Long
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents (Single)
    Rank: Sergeant
    Birth year: 1915
    Nativity state or country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
    Enlistment date: January 6, 1941
    Enlistment place: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
    Branch: Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service
    Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Man)
    Source: National Guard
    Height: 67
    Weight: 130

    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert C. Long
    Race: White
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: August 27, 1915
    Birth Place: White Bear, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: November 26, 1945 [registered after discharge from previous active duty]
    Employer: Minnesota State Highway Department, St. Paul, Minnesota
    Weight: 150
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. R. C. Long, wife, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

    Bob Long served in the Army National Guard at White Bear Lake for several years before enlisting in the regular Army. He retired from active duty in the U.S. Army with 32 years of combined service.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean War
    Vietnam War

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bob Long married May Price in White Bear Lake, Minnesota in 1941. After retirement from active military duty, the couple moved to the Grand Rapids area where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He was an active member of Lawron Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

    Bob died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He is survived by his son, Robert Long, Jr; daughters, Vicky (Lloyd) Adams and Linda (David) Nash; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Gray; and by his wife of 67 years, Mae, on May 8, 2009.

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