May 5, 1922 (New York, NY) – April 18, 1943; 20 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 3 Trinity Place, Norwalk
Enlisted October 16, 1942
Service number: 31195278
Unit: 98th Infantry Division, 369th Field Artillery Battalion
Born to Albert (1903-1980) and Joanna L. Thieme Long (1903-?). One sister, Dorothy C. Long Eiben (1927-1997).
From The Norwalk Hour April 21, 1943
Funeral services for Private Bernard Long, former Norwalker who died on Sunday in Owensboro, Kentucky, will be held from the Taylor Funeral Parlors in West Haven at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Reverend Nelson Pearson of the Grace Episcopal Church, this city, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Norwalk (Union – Rowayton). Private Long was born in Norwalk 21 years ago. He attended local schools and Norwalk High. His family moved to Campbell Avenue, West Haven two years ago. The Long family lived here in Trinity Place. He entered the U.S. Army last August. Always an ardent sportsman and athlete, Private Long is believed to have suffered from an overtaxed heart. He collapsed during a parade on Sunday, but recovered and spent the night at the YMCA in Owensboro, Kentucky. He passed away in his sleep. Army officials informed the family. Private Long was stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky. Surviving are the boy’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Albert Long of West Haven, and one sister, Miss Dorothy Long of West Haven. Mrs. Alex Simon of this city and Mrs. Arthur Wood of Westport are aunts of the boy. Mrs. Carrie Long of Westport is grandmother of the soldier. Members of the West Haven DeMolay will act as pallbearers for the services in that city. Members of the Frank C. Godfrey Post, American Legion, Norwalk, will conduct military services at the grave in Brookside Cemetery (Union – Rowayton).
Private Long is buried at Rowayton Union Cemetery; Avenue 3, Plot 44, Grave #1. Photo by webmaster.