Ira Everette Presswood was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee. He died at the age of 18. Ira served with Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division. He was killed in action at Düring, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany.
He is buried at West View Cemetery, Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 25 May 1899
- Date of death: 17 October 1918
- County: Loudon
- Hometown: Lenoir City
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Bellicourt, Poncho, Premont, Moulins
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: West View Cemetery, Sweetwater, Monroe County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Middle Panel
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