Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr.

Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr. (HM1IPD)

Location: Black River Falls, WI 54615 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 17.852', W 90° 50.867'

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(US Marine Corps & US Army)

Mitchell RedCloud, Jr. was born on July 2, 1924 near Hatfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin to Mitchell and Nellie RedCloud.

During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945. At the age of 16 he served with the Carlson Raiders in the Pacific. In 1948 he enlisted in the Army and was serving during the Korean War when he was killed in action on Nov. 5, 1950. He is buried in the Decorah Cemetery near Black River Falls, Wi.

Mitchell RedCloud, Jr. received nine medals for his service in World War II and the Korean War. One of those medals, the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor the United States of America awards to individuals, was awarded to him posthumously for his heroic actions during hostile fire. Even though he was mortally wounded, RedCloud repeatedly returned fire and thereby distracted the enemy. His courageous action saved the lives of many members of his unit.
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Year Placed2003
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 671688 N 4907172
Decimal Degrees44.29753333, -90.84778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 17.852', W 90° 50.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 17' 51.12" N, 90° 50' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)715, 608
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Foundation Trail, Black River Falls WI 54615, US
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