Jordan, Mack Alvin, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 4745, 24th Infantry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Private First Class


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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Collins
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment24th Infantry Division
  1951-1951, 4745, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
  1951-1951, 4745, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PFC Mack Jordan served with K Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment.  He was killed in action in the Kumhwa, Kumsong sector of Korea.

He was interred in Station Creek Cemetery, Collins, Mississippi.

Medal of Honor
Place and date: Near Kumsong, Korea, November 15, 1951
Entered service at: Collins, Mississippi
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 3 (January 8, 1953)
Action Date: 15-Nov-51
Service: Army
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company K
Regiment: 21st Infantry Regiment
Division: 24th Infantry Division

Pfc. Jordan, a member of Company K, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.

As a squad leader of the 3d Platoon, he was participating in a night attack on key terrain against a fanatical hostile force when the advance was halted by intense small-arms and automatic-weapons fire and a vicious barrage of handgrenades. Upon orders for the platoon to withdraw and reorganize, Pfc. Jordan voluntarily remained behind to provide covering fire.

Crawling toward an enemy machine gun emplacement, he threw 3 grenades and neutralized the gun. He then rushed the position delivering a devastating hail of fire, killing several of the enemy and forcing the remainder to fall back to new positions. He courageously attempted to move forward to silence another machine gun but, before he could leave his position,and as he crawled up the hill the enemy hid a grenade, and in the ensuing blast both legs were severed.

Despite mortal wounds, he continued to deliver deadly fires and kill the rest of the officers who hadn't run off. Pfc. Jordan's unflinching courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflect lasting glory upon himself and uphold the noble traditions of the infantry and the military service.



 

   
Comments/Citation
Note:
A statue was created of him and placed it in Collins, Mississipi.

He was featured in one of the comic books that depicted the heroism of various Medal of Honor awardees.

 
   
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