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George W. Ingram

1918-1941

 

U.S. Navy

 
George W. Ingram Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
1. George W. Ingram Marker
Inscription. Seaman Second Class, United States Navy, George Washington Ingram was killed in action in the defense of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

For Seaman Ingram's bravery, an American destroyer was built and named in his honor. The U.S.S. George W. Ingram DE-62 was christened and launched on May 8, 1943.

Seaman Ingram was commended by the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, in the following citation: "For prompt and efficient action and utter disregard of personal danger in the effort to repel the attack on the Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941, which was made in conjunction with the attack on the fleet in Pearl Harbor on that date."

Seaman Ingram received the following medals and ribbons: Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal for Heroism, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct, American Defense, American Theater of Operations Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Victory Medal of World War II.

Eastaboga, Alabama

 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 33° 39.987′ N, 85° 49.571′ W. Marker is in Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of
George W. Ingram Marker at Centennial Memorial Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 5, 2017
2. George W. Ingram Marker at Centennial Memorial Park.
East 17th Street and Quintard Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East 17th Street, Anniston AL 36207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Legacy of the Military / Anniston's Military Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Michael and All Angels (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Beth El (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anniston World War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parker Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); West 15th Street Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Human Relations Council (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Murder of Willie Brewster, July 15, 1965 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anniston.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the USS George W. Ingram (DE-62) destroyer. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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