Medal of Honor recipient, Korean War veteran & Special Forces legend US Army Col. (ret.) Ola Lee Mize died at age 82, according to the Medal of Honor Society . He died on March 13th, 2014 after lengthy illness. Awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on June 10th & 11th, 1953 near Surang-Ni, Korea when the enemy launched heavy attack against “Outpost Harry,” according to his award citation. He received the award in 1954 when he was a master sergeant.
A Choctaw from Mississippi, and a Second Lieutenant in the Thunderbirds. On 23 May 1944, during the breakout from Anzio to Rome, Barfoot knocked out two machine gun nests and captured 17 German soldiers. Later that same day, he repelled a German tank assault, destroyed a Nazi fieldpiece and while returning to camp carried two wounded commanders to safety.