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Buckatunna in Wayne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Major General Ira Platt Swift

 
 
Major General Ira Platt Swift Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Major General Ira Platt Swift Marker
Inscription. Born at Chicora, Mississippi, in February 1898, Ira Platt Swift graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1919. Decorated many times for distinguished service, Swift commanded combat units in Europe in World War II and in the Korean War. His last command was V Corps, NATO, 1953. He died July 1987 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 1995 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 33.457′ N, 88° 34.15′ W. Marker is in Buckatunna, Mississippi, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Buckatunna-Chicora-Clara Road and Chicora-State Line Road, on the right when traveling west on Buckatunna-Chicora-Clara Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1785 Buckatunna-Chicora-Clara Road, Buckatunna MS 39322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckatunna (approx. 2.8 miles away); General James Patton (approx. 4.3 miles away); Winchester (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wayne County Agricultural High School
Nearby Democratic/Republican precinct building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
2. Nearby Democratic/Republican precinct building.
(approx. 7.7 miles away); Jesse Rodgers (approx. 7.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Philadelphus Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lt. Jake W. Lindsey Highway (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Promotion & Service TImelines. (Submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
Looking southwest towards Chicora-State Line Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
3. Looking southwest towards Chicora-State Line Road
Looking westerly towards Chicora First Baptist Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
4. Looking westerly towards Chicora First Baptist Church.
Major General Ira Platt Swift (second from right) image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army, September 15, 1952
5. Major General Ira Platt Swift (second from right)
From left to right, Lieutenant General Joseph M. Swing, unidentified man in background, Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Major General Ira P. Swift, and Colonel P. Hogan stand at the demonstration of the Army XH-26 Helicopter at Torrance Airport in Torrance, California.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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