Charles G. Long

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Charles Grant Long
General C. G. Long in 1918.jpg
Long in 1918
Born (1869-12-14)December 14, 1869
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Died March 5, 1943(1943-03-05) (aged 73)
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Place of burial
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1891–1921
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Battles/wars Philippine–American War
Spanish–American War
Boxer rebellion
World War I
Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal
Navy Cross

Major General Charles Grant Long (December 14, 1869 – March 5, 1943) was the second Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. He was also a recipient of the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Navy Cross.


Charles Long was born December 14, 1869, in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891 and received a commission as a second lieutenant on July 1, 1891.

He retired from the Marine Corps in December 1921 after 30 years of service and died March 5, 1943 at South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.


Long's awards and decorations include:

Bronze star
Bronze star
1st Row Marine Corps Brevet Medal Navy Cross West Indies Naval Campaign Medal
2nd Row Spanish Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal China Relief Expedition Medal Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1912)
3rd Row Mexican Service Medal Haitian Campaign Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal with two service stars World War I Victory Medal

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  • "Major General Charles Grant Long, USMC". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marie Corps. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  • John E. Lelle SgtMaj. USMC (Ret) (1988). The Brevet Medal. Quest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-915779-02-1.
  • "Marine Corps Officers: 1798 to 1900". Naval Historical Center. 2006-04-06. Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  • Edward S. Haynes (May 1972). "The United States Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Its Recipients". The Collector. 23 (5). |access-date= requires |url= (help)
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