The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*RED CLOUD, MITCHELL, JR.
Rank and organization: Corporal, U S.
Army, Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Place and date:
Near Chonghyon, Korea, 5 November 1950. Entered service at: Merrilan Wis. Born:
2 July 1924, Hatfield, Wis. G.O. No.: 26, 25 April 1951.
Cpl. Red Cloud, Company E,
distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call
of duty in action against the enemy. From his position on the point of a ridge immediately
in front of the company command post he 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.
Cpl. 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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