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VFW Post 273 Ira Spring Post

   
VFW Post 273 Ira Spring Postloupe
3219 Drake Street Rd.
Oakfield
NY
USA
14125
01/27/1938

VFW Post 273 was established in honor of Ira Spring, a Seneca Indian from the Tonawanda Nation of Native Americans. In April 1918, Ira was accepted by the draft board and sent to Camp Dix, NJ. Two months later he deployed overseas with Company B, 147th Infantry. On August 31, 1918, news reached home that Ira was missing in action in France and confirmed killed in action a couple of day later. Ira was one of 800 Native Americans from New York state to serve in the war, and the only one killed in action.