|Cory Joe Lang|
| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Appearance(s):||Grantville Gazette IX, Grantville Gazette XV, Grantville Gazette XVIII, 1635: The Dreeson Incident|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||United States of Europe (formerly United States)|
|Date of Birth:||January 14, 1979|
|Relatives:||Pam Hardesty (half-sister)|
Cory Joe Lang served as military intelligence in the USE Army and served as Frank Jackson's liaison to Don Francisco Nasi. He was widely known in Grantville as being physically powerful and quite fearsome; he didn't get along with Harry Lefferts, who avoided provoking Lang as much as possible.
Lang adopted his father's surname rather than his mother's, Velma Hardesty, as he did not see anything good about her and saw his father as an actual parent. While he often saw his half-siblings, but avoided his mother as much as possible (and vice versa). Despite his disdain for Velma, Lang disapproved of anyone calling her a whore as a favor to his siblings.