Gillis W. Long
Congressman Gillis Long was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 October 1943, Class Number 302. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 78th Infantry Division, Headquarters Company, VIII Corps. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 6850 Internal Security Detachment Nuremberg War Trials; Law Student; Lawyer for Senate Committee, U.S. Senate and as Chief Counsel, Committee on Elections U.S. House of Representatives, Member of U.S. House of Representatives. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star and Purple Heart, 5 Battle Stars European Theatre.