Company C 22nd Infantry
World War II
Ira Robinson, 83, a resident of
Russellville, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Dardanelle
He was born July 10, 1922, at London to A. J. and Olga Trapp Robinson.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served as a combat rifleman in Normandy on D-Day
and 36 months later in France and Germany. He was wounded twice and was captured by the German Army in Anzio, Italy.
He served with the 4th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment, and the 82nd Infantry Regiment. He was the recipient
of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantry Badge of Courage, American Theater
Campaign Ribbon, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, three Overseas Service
Bars, and a Victory Medal. He was an "old soldier who faded away," and in accord with Army tradition, Ira will bivouac
in Fiddler's Fields awaiting final orders. He was a former truck driver for the Sugar Creek Creamery and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, R. E. Cochran, Dewey Robinson, Naaman Cochran, and Jay Cochran.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ira Douglas and Marcella Robinson of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee;
his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Al Mathis of Russellville; five grandchildren, David Mathis of Russellville,
Hunter Mathis of England, Arkansas, Bronson Mathis of Beebe, Kenny Robinson of Springdale, and Randall Robinson
of Springdale; four great grandchildren, Bryson, Colin, Hannah, and Hayden Mathis; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A graveside funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at East Point Cemetery at Russellville officiated
by Chaplain William J. Wehlage. Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service. Military honors
will be provided by the V. F. W. Roger-Rye Post 2283.
Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center,
2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114-1706.
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1922
Death: Apr. 23, 2006
East Point Cemetery
Grave marker for Ira Robinson
Photo by PARK from the Find A Grave website
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