By Autumn Scott

Portales veteran headed home


Last updated 5/13/2023 at 11:09am

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Vernon Long was 27 when he died in a prisoner of war camp in 1942.

Vernon Long died in a Japanese prison camp during World War II in 1942, records show. On Oct. 9, 1949, a sealed casket the military assigned to Long was buried in the Portales Cemetery.

The Portales Daily News reported it was a "reburial" service....

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