(1925-1950)Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous action in battle between U.S. troops and Chinese Communists near Chonghyon, Korea, Nov. 5, 1950. Red Cloud's Company was entrenched beside Hill 123. Early in the morning a large enemy force bore down upon them. Red Cloud shouted a warning and started shooting. In the exchange fire, he was critically wounded, but dragged himself up and, supporting himself by a tree, continued firing and gave his company time to reorganize before he was killed. Red Cloud was one of Carlson's Raiders in World War II. He was descended from a family of warriors. Chief Winneshiek, his grandfather, with others of his tribe, refused to be resettled in Nebraska and returned to this region. This marker is near Red Cloud's birthplace and adjoins the site of Winnebago powwow grounds. To the northwest 1½ miles is the Indian Mission and Old Decorah Cemetery, where he is buried.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.|
|Placed By||The Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 680208 N 4911594|
|Decimal Degrees||44.33525000, -90.73953333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 20.115', W 90° 44.372'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 20' 6.90" N, 90° 44' 22.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||715, 608|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-99 WI-54 Trunk, Black River Falls WI 54615, US|
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