Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (1925 – 1950) Historical Marker
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N 44° 20.104 W 090° 44.349
15T E 680239 N 4911574
Quick Description: Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (1925 – 1950) Historical Marker on Hwy 54 5 miles east of Black River Falls
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2007 6:05:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K5N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 49

Long Description:
“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 Carison’s Raiders in World War II. He was descended from a family of warriors. Chief Winneshick, 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 northeast 1 ½ miles is the Indian Mission and old Decorah Cemetery where he is buried.

Erected 1957”
County: Jackson

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 66

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