Mitchell, Grady, Jr., 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0302, B Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
Service Years
1945 - 1950

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Selma, AL

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Cullman City Cemetery - Cullman, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Rifle MarksmanPistol Marksman

 
 Unit Assignments
MCB Quantico, VA2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine Regiment9th Marine Regiment1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division, I MEF3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
  1946-1947, 0302, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1947-1947, 0302, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1947-1948, 0302, 9th Marine Regiment
  1949-1949, 0302, A Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1949-1949, 0302, 4th Marines (Reinforced), 1st Marine Division
  1950-1950, H Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
  1950-1950, 0302, B Co, 1st Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Colleges Attended
Duke University
  1944-1946, Duke University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Grady Purden Mitchell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-49074), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Platoon Leader, while attached to Headquarters and Service Company, Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forced in the vicinity of Hagaru-ri, Korea, on the night of 28 - 29 November 1950. When an infantry company's position was overrun by an enemy force estimated to be of regimental strength, First Lieutenant Mitchell led a group of reinforcements on a mission to locate the company's position and to assist in re-establishing its defense line. Subjected to heavy enemy small-arms, machine-gun and mortar fire in the complete darkness and with no means of contacting the rifle company, he left the reinforcements in covered positions and proceeded alone to find the exact location of the company. Despite the extreme danger of his mission, he discovered the rifle company's position and revealed the location of the reinforcements before he was fatally wounded while returning to his group. By his courageous actions, he served to inspire all members of his unit and contributed materially to the successful re-establishment of the company's original defense line. His outstanding leadership, fortitude and daring initiative reflect the highest credit upon First Lieutenant Mitchell and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: November 28 - 29, 1950

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Headquarters and Service Company

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)
   
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