Ira Lee Vaughn was born on 23 November 1931, son of James Harvey Vaughn and Mollie Gaddis.

Corporal Vaughn was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on November 17, 1950 and returned to duty on January 24, 1951. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 6, 1951.

Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Greeneville, TN.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 November 1931
  • Date of death: 6 April 1951
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Chuckey
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Airview Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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