Orby Lee Long
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Orby L. Long was born in Nakina,
North Carolina on December 26, 1923. He was drafted into the Army
on May 22, 1944 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His home of residence was listed as Columbus County,
North Carolina and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was
listed as Protestant.
Private Long was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest on November 28, 1944.
Orby L. Long was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in North Carolina.
Grave marker for Orby L. Long
Photo by James Peterson from the Find A Grave website
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