Born 1922, Tennessee
Died non Battle in 1944 at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia
Technician Fifth Class
T/5 Long enlisted on 9 December 1942 at Fort Oglethrope in Georgia. He is buried at Bookwalter Cemetery, North Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
Parents: Milligar and Sarah Long
Siblings: Cletus Long, Arthur Long, Luther Long, Fletcher Long, Rudell Long, and Irene Long
The Knoxville Journal, May 13, 1944
Cpl. Odell Long, 22, of Knoxville, was accidentally killed in Philadelphia, Pa., Thursday mroning. Corporal in Battery C, 245th Coast Artillery. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Brown, Knoxville,; sisters, Mrs. Martha Kelly, Bell, Calif.; Mrs. Ludell Ramsey, Knoxville; brothers, Cletus Long, U.S. Medical Attachment, Camp Stewart, Ga.; Sgt. Luther A. Long, and Pvt. Ivon Long, U.S. Army in Italy; Sgt Fletcher M. Long, U.S. Army in England; Pvt. Lester N. Long, Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky.
- Rank: Technician Fifth Class
- Date of birth: 11 September 1922
- Date of death: 10 May 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 245th Coast Artillery
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Bookwalter Cemetery, North Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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