Mize, Charles, MGen

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Major General
Primary Unit
1975-1976, 9903, I MEF/1st Marine Division
Service Years
1944 - 1976

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Contact Info
Home Town
Cave Spring
Last Address
Falls Church, VA

Date of Passing
Dec 10, 1998
Location of Interment
Annapolis National Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 9 - Lot 1848

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United States Naval Academy Cemetery Annapolis Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA Plot: Section 9 - Lot 1848
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Navy Cross Citiation


The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to First Lieutenant Charles D. Mize (MCSN: 0-38729), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Commanding Officer of Company G, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Korea from 23 to 27 September 1950. When the Company Commander was wounded and evacuated from Hill 216 in the vicinity of Seoul, First Lieutenant Mize immediately assumed command of the company and, by his alert and efficient leadership, successfully assisted the Battalion in carrying out its mission of protecting the FIRST Marine Division's left flank from counterattack and enemy infiltration. During a coordinated attack against heavy hostile resistance at the approaches to Seoul from 24 to 27 September, he repeatedly exposed himself to accurate and intensive hostile small-arms, automatic and mortar fire in order to direct the fire of his company and to encourage his men. Refusing to be evacuated when wounded in action, he continued to lead his company in overrunning enemy positions and seizing the desired objectives. In a later attack against the enemy through the streets of Seoul, he led his company in capturing the Government General Palace in the face of heavy resistance and hoisted the United States flag over the building. His courage, outstanding leadership and loyal devotion to duty throughout reflect the highest credit upon First Lieutenant Mize and the United States Naval Service.

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 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)JUSMAAG - VietnamMCB Quantico, VAI MEF/1st Marine Division
  1950-1950, 3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)/G Co (Bloody George)
  1968-1969, 9906, JUSMAAG - Vietnam
  1971-1973, 9903, HQ, MCB Quantico
  1975-1976, 9903, I MEF/1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1941-1945, United States Naval Academy
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