2nd Lt. Ira C. Welborn Tree -- Ocean Springs MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 30° 24.533 W 088° 46.021
16R E 330265 N 3365419
Quick Description: A tree dedicated to a local son who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for courage under fire during the Spanish-American War.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 12:32:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Ira C. Welborn received the Congressional Medal of Honor for courage under fire during the Spanish-American War.

A plaque and a memorial tree in his honor stands at a larger war Memorial complex outside of the Ocean Springs MS Civic Center.

The plaque reads as follows:

SECOND LIEUTENANT IRA C WELBORN

Organization: 9th US Infantry

Entered Service: Mico, Mississippi

Birth: Mico, Mississippi

Death Place And Date: at Santiago, Cuba 2 July 1898

Citation: Voluntarily left shelter and went, under fire, to the aid of a private in his company who was wounded.
Location of the tree: Vietnam Memorial Park

Type of tree: Live Oak

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