Merritte W. Ireland
|Merritte Weber Ireland|
Maj. Gen. Ireland in 1918
May 31, 1867|
Columbia City, Indiana
|Died||July 5, 1952
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1891–1931|
|Commands held||Surgeon General of the US Army|
|Battles/wars||Spanish American War
Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
Merritte Weber Ireland (May 31, 1867 – July 5, 1952) was the 23rd U.S. Army Surgeon General, serving in that capacity from October 4, 1918 to May 31, 1931.
Ireland was born on May 31, 1867 in Columbia City, Indiana, a town in the upper end of the Wabash Valley in Whitley County, Indiana. His father, Dr. Martin Ireland, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and his mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Fellers, came from Waynesboro, Virginia.
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Ireland died on July 5, 1952.
- Ireland's papers are held at the National Library of Medicine.
- Ireland Army Community Hospital, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was built in 1957 and named in his honor.
Major General Ireland´s ribbon bar:
- "Merritte Weber Ireland Papers 1911-1952". National Library of Medicine.
- "History of Ireland Army Community Hospital". Ireland Army Community Hospital. United States Army. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
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