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Friendship in Adams County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Memorial / Cpl. Red Cloud Tribute

 
 
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By Keith L, October 2, 2010
1. Veterans Memorial
[west side of memorial]
Inscription.
Korea
Lest We
Forget

In Honor
of all
Veterans,
POWs – MIAs
24th Infantry
"Victory Division"
Designed by Cpl. Donald E. Hahn
34th and 19th Reg.


Tribute to
Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.
American Indian
19th Reg.
Medal of Honor
Friendship, Wis.
Red Cloud Post 250
American Legion
Adams - Friendship, Wisconsin

 
Erected by Cpl. Donald E. Hahn; Red Cloud Post 250 American Legion.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 43° 58.278′ N, 89° 48.965′ W. Marker is in Friendship, Wisconsin, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 13) and West Third Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Memorial is on the grounds of the Adams County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Main Street, Friendship WI 53934, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roche-A-Cri State Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); East Arkdale Cemetery
Cpl. Red Cloud Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
2. Cpl. Red Cloud Tribute
[east side of memorial]
Plaque
Cpl Red Cloud Jr.
On the early morning of Nov. 5, 1950, on Hill 123 near Chonghyon, North Korea, Cpl. Red Cloud alerted "C" Company of the 19th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Division, of a Chinese attack. Using a tree for support, he held off hundreds of attacking Chinese, killing many. It was there he was mortally wounded, thus giving his life for his fellow Americans. For his courageous action he was awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor.
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of the First Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Roche-a-Cri (approx. 5.8 miles away); West Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lutheran Church of the Norwegian Synod (approx. 6.5 miles away); Monroe Cemetery (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
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Categories. Military
 
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
3. Veterans Memorial
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By Keith L, October 2, 2010
4. Veterans Memorial
Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 2, 2010
5. Plaque
Dedicated to all the Adams County veterans who served their country in war or peace. Presented by Red Cloud Post 250 American Legion, on July 4, 1960.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on October 20, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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