Red Cloud, Mitchell, Jr., Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1948-1950, 24th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hatfield
Last Address
Hatfield

Casualty Date
Nov 05, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Decorah Cemetery - Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II 24th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartLegion Of ValorCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyKorean War Fallen
  1948, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1951, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  2013, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
US Marine CorpsU.S. Army1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment24th Infantry Division
  1941-1945, US Marine Corps
  1946-1948, Break in Service
  1948-1950, HHC, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
  1948-1950, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Ridge
  1942-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Guadalcanal
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle of Okinawa
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (April 25, 1951)
Action Date: November 5, 1950
Service: Army
Rank: Corporal
Company: Company E
Regiment: 19th Infantry Regiment
Division: 24th Infantry Division
   
Comments/Citation
Medal of Honor


Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr., United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action while serving with Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Chonghyon, Korea, on 5 November 1950.

From his position on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post, Corporal Red Cloud was the first to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up he delivered devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense.

With utter fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing assistance he pulled himself to his feet and wrapping his arm around a tree continued his deadly fire again, until he was fatally wounded.

This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded. Corporal Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
   
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