Long was a progressive thinker and battler. And a regular guy -- not a bit of self-importance from what I saw. The N&O has an early story on his death. Gov. Perdue ordered state flags flown at half-staff.
John Turner started the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina-Cares after he left the military. VLC-NC-Cares' goal is to create a new therapeutic residential center for homeless vets in Butner.