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Mack A. Jordon



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Station Creek Cemetery

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Born:  December 08, 1928 at Collins, MS

Entered Service in the US Army from Collins, MS

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism November 15, 1951 at Kumsong, Korea

Died:  November 15, 1951 at the age of 22

As a squad leader of the 3d Platoon, Private First Class Jordan 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 hand grenades. Upon orders for the platoon to withdraw and reorganize, Private First Class Jordan voluntarily remained behind to provide covering fire. Crawling toward an enemy machinegun emplacement, he threw three 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 machinegun but, before he could leave his position, the ruthless foe hurled explosives down the hill and in the ensuing blast both legs were severed. Despite mortal wounds, he continued to deliver deadly fire and held off the assailants until the platoon returned.



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