The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach


Mitchell Red Cloud*RED CLOUD, MITCHELL, JR.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment

 Place and date: Near Chonghyon, Korea, 5 November 1950

 Entered service at: Merrilan WI

 Born: 2 July 1924, Hatfield, WI (Red Cloud was a member of the Ho-Chunk Winnebago tribe.)

General Order Number 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 point blank 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.

Compiler: Merry Helm, Association Historian

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Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.: Korean War Hero