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Ira Clinton Welborn
Birth: Feb. 13, 1874
Death: Jul. 13, 1956

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1898 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, he served in the War with Spain as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th United States Infantry, being posted to that duty just a few weeks after his graduation. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 2, 1898. His citation reads "Voluntarily left shelter and went, under fire, to the aid of a private of his company who was wounded". His Medal was awarded to him on June 21, 1899. He remained in the Army, rising to the rank of Colonel and seeing service during the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion, and World War I. After the tank was introduced to the battlefield in World War I, Ira Welborn was detailed to be the first head of the fledgling United States Army Tank Corps. His son, John C. Welborn, also attended West Point, rose to the rank of Colonel, and commanded the the United States Army's 33rd Armored Regiment during World War II. (bio by: grave hunter) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Lawrence Welborn (1823 - 1905)
  Tobitha Welch Welborn (1826 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Sayles Kilbourne Welborn (1876 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  John C. Welborn (1909 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Celeta Christabelle Welborn Dickerson (1849 - 1929)*
  Millard Filmore Welborn (1851 - 1937)*
  Everett Webster Welborn (1853 - 1912)*
  Harrison Hilyer Welborn (1856 - 1895)*
  Matilda Roselle Welborn Hardy (1872 - 1961)*
  Ira Clinton Welborn (1874 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Biloxi National Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: 12-4-12
 
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Record added: Dec 20, 2002
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Ira Clinton Welborn
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Your long and courageous service to our country is not forgotten by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
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