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LSU Shreveport to Host Veterans Day Program

November 09, 2016

LSU Shreveport will host its annual Veterans Day commemorative program on Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. at the flagpole in the center of campus.

The program will feature Retired Command Sergeant Major Michael A. Long as the guest speaker. Sergeant Major Long entered military service in June 1969 and retired in October 2004, his final assignment serving as Command Sergeant Major of the 405th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Polk, LA.

His military assignments include two tours in the Republic of Vietnam with the 405th Special Operations Group and the 415th ASA Aviation Company. He also served in the Republic of Germany and participated in Operations Urgent Fury, Just Cause, and Desert Storm.
Sergeant Major Long's awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (individual award), Jumpmaster, Honduran Jump Wings, Air Medal and various unit citations.

Upon his retirement from the military, Sergeant Major Long continued to serve and represent Veterans and Veteran causes in his participation within the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Sergeant Major Long has served as National President of the CVMA on two different occasions. He currently serves as the CVMA Louisiana State Representative. He was the first Ride Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders in the state of Louisiana, and is the past commander of American Legion Post (retired) 387, New Llano, La.

For further information, contact Jeffrey Morlock, LSUS Veterans Affairs Liaison, at (318) 797-5390.

Louisiana State University Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with more than 20 undergraduate degree programs, a dozen master's degree programs (including the new online MBA), and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Studies, as well as over 70 student organizations. LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit

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