Medal of Honor recipient Col. Ola Lee Mize dies at 82 - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Medal of Honor recipient Col. Ola Lee Mize dies at 82

Col. Mize earned the Medal of Honor following his defense of Outpost Harry in the Korean War. (Source: NBC) Col. Mize earned the Medal of Honor following his defense of Outpost Harry in the Korean War. (Source: NBC)
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

An American hero and Alabama native died Wednesday.

Retired US Army Colonel Ola Lee Mize was a Marshall County native and was a key figure in the defense of "Outpost Harry" when it was attacked during the Korean War. His actions there earned him the Medal of Honor.

Among the many condolences that came following news of Mize's death was from Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. In a statement, he said, "Colonel Mize bravely protected injured comrades and held opposition forces at bay, valiantly risking his own life for others… Alabama has lost a true hero and his legend will grow. He was a remarkable man whose courage on the battlefield extended to a determination to do the right thing in all aspects of life."

Colonel Mize's Medal of Honor remains on display in the Guntersville Museum.

He was 82 years old.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved.

 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

    Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-02-23 15:18:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-23 20:29:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".Full Story >
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".Full Story >
  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:28 PM EST2018-02-23 20:28:51 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    Full Story >

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

    Full Story >
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:28 PM EST2018-02-23 20:28:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Full Story >

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly