Private Mitchell was a member of the US Military Police stationed at Hangar 51. He served under Sergeant Wycroft. Unlike Corporal Higgins, Mitchell was new, and thought they should report the unexpected visit of a mysterious American army officer, "Colonel Truman" and his men during the time when he, Higgins, Wycroft and two other MPs were left on gate duty. Mitchell's fears proved well-founded: the "Americans" were actually disguised Soviet troops. Sergeant Wycroft, after being shot, hoped that Mitchell escaped, but realized he too had been killed together with the other MPs shortly before expiring himself.
Behind the scenes Edit
In the movie, no names are given for the policemen on guard. Mitchell's name is only indicated in the film novelization. It therefore remains unclear whether he is the M.P. in Guard Hut appearing in the film's credits who was played by Kevin Collins.