History of Camp Red Cloud: Names: H-209 Camp Jackson Camp Red Cloud The name Camp Jackson was in honor of PFC George W. Jackson, 25 th AAA Bn., 25th ID. PFC Jackson was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for actions in Korea on 23 Nov 1951. The name Camp Red Cloud was in honor of Red Cloud, Mitchell, JR. CPL Red Cloud was awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) 5 Nov 1950, camp named CRC on Armed Forces Day 18 May 1957 (Memorialized 18 May 1957). Red Cloud was a Native American from the HO_CHUNK WINNEBAGO Tribe. Red Cloud served in the USMC during WWII, he joined at the age of 16, and served with the 1st Marine Division’s Carlson’s Raiders from 1941-45, and attained the rank of Sergeant, as well as 2 Purple Hearts in the Pacific. Red Cloud joined the Army in 1948, and was assigned to the 24th ID. His father was a combat veteran in WWI. Rank and organization: Corporal, U S. Army, Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Chonghyon, Korea, 5 November 1950. Entered service at: Merrilan Wis. Born: 2 July 1924, Hatfield, Wis. G.O. No.: 26, 25 April 1951. Citation: Cpl. Red Cloud, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. From his position on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post he was the first to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up he delivered devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense. With utter fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing assistance he pulled himself to his feet and wrapping his arm around a tree continued his deadly fire again, until he was fatally wounded. This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded. Cpl. Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army. Location: Uijongbu, Republic of Korea Size: 167.7 Acres Established: 27 July 1953 Units: I Corps after the war until it became the first integrated headquarters of ROK and US personnel, thus becoming the first combined corps in history. The headquarters was designated 1 Corps (ROK/US) Group and was formally activated 1 July 71. Effective 14 March 1980 redesignated the Combined Field Army (CFA) (ROK/US), 13 March 1980 to 30 June 1992 and then Headquarters 2nd Infantry Division September 1992 to present.
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