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Ola L. Mize, Honored for Heroics
in Korean War, Dies at 82

New York Times, by Douglas Martin

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Posted By:OC Jackson, 3/17/2014 5:33:22 PM

Ola L. Mize, a sharecropper’s son who was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor after leading his outnumbered men in harrowing combat in the Korean War and single-handedly killing dozens of enemy soldiers, died on March 5 at his home in Gadsden, Ala. He was 82. (Snip) The Medal of Honor citation said that after learning that a fellow soldier at a listening post had been wounded, Sergeant Mize, accompanied by a medic, rescued him. When he noticed that an American machine-gun nest had been overrun, he fought his way to the position, killing 10 North Korean and Chinese troops and dispersing the rest.

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I was honored to have worked for Colonel Mize at the Special Forces School in the late ´70s. A fine man and a peerless soldier.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: OUACHITA, 3/17/2014 6:14:43 PM     (No. 9772714)

Hand Salute!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/17/2014 6:59:26 PM     (No. 9772753)

A soldier and patriot through and through.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/17/2014 7:42:00 PM     (No. 9772784)

Impressive life story. The man was a warrior. Didn´t seek accolades, but only accepted them to honor his men. I´m guessing he didn´t vote for the Won.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Srhea, 3/17/2014 9:28:02 PM     (No. 9772873)

The people of this great country owe Mr. Mize a great deal of gratitude. He really embodies what has made this country what it used to be. I hope that we can make it great again. Thank you Col. Mize and may God Bless your soul and your family.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/17/2014 9:38:46 PM     (No. 9772886)

A American hero.
Condolences to the family.

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Posted By: OC Jackson- 3/17/2014 5:33:22 PM     Post Reply
Ola L. Mize, a sharecropper’s son who was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor after leading his outnumbered men in harrowing combat in the Korean War and single-handedly killing dozens of enemy soldiers, died on March 5 at his home in Gadsden, Ala. He was 82. (Snip) The Medal of Honor citation said that after learning that a fellow soldier at a listening post had been wounded, Sergeant Mize, accompanied by a medic, rescued him. When he noticed that an American machine-gun nest had been overrun, he fought his way to the position, killing 10 North Korean and Chinese troops and dispersing the rest.

   

 

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