Ira Ellis McMillian

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Honey Grove, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CAPTAIN AND AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE DESTROYER USS NEWCOMB (DD-586), FLAGSHIP OF THE SCREEN COMMANDER IN TASK FORCE FIFTY-FOUR (TF-54), DURING ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES IN SUPPORT OF OUR AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS AT OKINAWA, ON 6 APRIL 1945. AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS AND THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.