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Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.

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U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Korea

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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.

Mitchell Red Cloud served in the United States Marines in World War II among the elite Marine RAIDERS, and later returned to service during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army.

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 Mitchell Red Cloud served in the Marine Corps in WWII, then returned to service in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army.  The only known photo in uniform is his WWII photo as a Marine. The photo above is computer generated from that WWII photo to depict him in an Army uniform. 

 

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