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army officer.

Ira Thomas Wyche, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star (with 2 clusters), Army Commendation Ribbon (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France); Croix de Guerre with palm (France). Member Master of Foxhounds Association, Army and Navy.

Background

Wyche, Ira Thomas was born on October 16, 1887 in Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lawrence Olin and Lorena (Howard) Wyche.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1911. Graduate Mounted Service School, 1916, Field Artillery School, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, 1925, Army War College, 1934.

Career

1 daughter, Elizabeth. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1911. Promoted through grades to major general, 1942.

Commander 79th Infantry Division, Western Front, 1944. Appointed inspector general, A.U.S., January 1947, 1948.

Membership

Member Master of Foxhounds Association, Army and Navy.

Connections

Married Mary Louise Dunn, December 15, 1917.

father:
Lawrence Olin Wyche

mother:
Lorena (Howard) Wyche

spouse:
Mary Louise Dunn