This sentence left me thinking:

I'm writing to request the username "log" be released.

Is this sentence grammatically correct, or is it missing something?

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Yes it is grammatically correct. The bare infinitive "be" is used appropriately.

The only thing you might want to add is "that" (...request that.) But "that" is not required; the sentence is quite understandable without it.

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