George W. Long


George W. Long of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, joined General George H. Thomas Camp 19 in March of 1938. He is eligible through his great-grandfather John J. Staub, who served in the 75th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company D and also in the 165th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company G.

Brother Long has held every office in his camp. In the Pennsylvania Department he has served as Chaplain, Junior Vice Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Commander for two terms 1969 through 1971, and as a member of the Council. On the National level he has served on several committees and held positions of Patriotic Instructor, Council of Administration member, Junior Vice and Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. In Des Moines, Iowa, at the 109th National Encampment, he was elected to the high office of Commander-in-Chief.

Brother Long is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Sons of Veterans Reserve. He came up through the ranks in the Pennsylvania Brigade. Brother Long is retired from Playschool Toys where he worked for 45 years. His wife, Audrey, is also retired from the same company. He and his wife have been married 42 years. They have no children. George is a Lector in the Catholic church. Brother Long's mother, father and seven brothers and sisters have belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic Allied Orders at one time or another. For hobbies, he is a bowler and serves on the Pennsylvania State Board of Directors of Bowlers.

The BANNER, Vol. 94, No. 1, Fall 1990