After a World War II stint in the Marines, Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. became an Army hero in Korea

Benner, Dana
June 2006
Military History;Jun2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p24
The article provides a historical account of the heroism of U.S. Marines Private First Class Mitchell Cloud Jr. in Korea after the World War II. The Chinese has been attacking U.N. forces when they are asleep at night. On November 5, 1945, Cloud stayed awake and watched for about 1,000 Chinese infantrymen approach his battalion. As the enemy charged from a brush-covered area, less than 100 feet from him, Cloud gave the alarm to his fellow soldiers. Then, grabbing his browning automatic rifle and springing up from his place of concealment, Red Cloud emptied magazine after magazine into the charging Chinese troops at point-blank range.


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