Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.

Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (HMK3)

Location: Black River Falls, WI 54615 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 20.115', W 90° 44.372'

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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.
HM NumberHMK3
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
Marker Number66
Year Placed1957
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 680208 N 4911594
Decimal Degrees44.33525000, -90.73953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 20.115', W 90° 44.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 20' 6.90" N, 90° 44' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)715, 608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 WI-54 Trunk, Black River Falls WI 54615, US
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