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 Ira A. Maxam

Ira A. Maxam

Birth
USA
Death 8 Oct 1951 (aged 25)
South Korea
Burial Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 10197778 · View Source
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Ira A. Maxam grew up at 1456 Riverside Drive in Akron, Ohio. He attended Jackson Elementary School and graduated from North High School.

He was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army, Company K, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Service # 52000196.

He waas Killed In Action 8 October 1951 by an enemy mortar burst near Mago-Ri, Korea. Awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Buried at Ellet Memorial Cemetery Akron, OH He was twenty-five years old at the time of his death.

"Private First Class Ira A. Maxam, US52000196, Infantry, United States Army, Company K, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, is cited for gallantry in action against an armed enemy on 8 October 1951, near Mago-Ri, Korea. As the unit moved up the steep, rugged slope, Private Maxam, moving in the lead placed an extremely effective barrage of fire on the foe and hurling grenades succeeded in silencing a bunker that threatened to halt the attack. While fighting his way to another installation that offered heavy resistance, the enemy increased their volume of mortar and machine gun fire, pinning the friendly platoon down and seriously wounding Private Maxam. Despite his injuries, Private Maxam crawled back to the bunker that he had previously overrun and from this position, set up a base of fire to cover the platoon's withdrawal. Then while attempting to drag a wounded comrade from the hillside, he was mortally wounded by an enemy mortar burst."


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10197778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira A. Maxam (6 Apr 1926–8 Oct 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10197778, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .