Ira F. Lord, Jr.
Born January 18, 1929
Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Died November 6, 1950 in Korea
Sergeant Lord was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member
of the Security Detachment, Headquarters, 5th Air Force. During the
early hours of November 6, 1950, while guarding the advance headquarters
near Pyongyang, North Korea, he killed by accidental gunfire. Sergeant
Lord was awarded a Presidential accolade posthumously.
Korean War AP's -- Jeff Petty, 18: 28: 43 02/20/02 Wed
Lately I have been doing a little research about deceased Korean
War AP's. On your Memorial Page you have 4 listed, but I believe there
is a 5th. Additionally, I have been in contact with one of his former
unit members Jim Allen, who wrote:
"... air policemen were defending their (HQ 5th AF) headquarters
against an enemy attack. There were several of them... and they were
under heavy enemy fire. Corporal Coker was standing next to a Sergeant
Ira F. Lord, who was killed by enemy fire. The situation in Korea
at that time was very chaotic to say the least. Sgt Lord was buried
by men of his unit and his family was notified of his death."
I also read that Sgt Lord was a WWII vet.