We've published another Ocracoke Newsletter.
This month's article is the story of Major General Ira Thomas Wyche, or "Cousin Iry" as my father referred to him. Ira Wyche was born on Ocracoke in 1887. His parents were Rev. Lawrence Olin Wyche & Lorena Howard. After both of his parents died (his mother in 1897 & his father in 1900) he lived at the Hatteras Inlet Life Saving Station with his grandparents, Captain James W. & Zilphia Howard.
Ira Wyche entered West Point as a young man, and advanced steadily in the military. His stellar career included command of the 79th Infantry Division in WWII, including their invasion of France and advance into Germany until the war's end. He was later appointed Inspector General of the Army by President Harry S. Truman.
You can read the complete story of General Wyche here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092110.htm