San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Preble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego
—— Liberty Station — —
Osmond K. Ingram
Gunner's Mate First Class
United States Navy
who sacrificed his life
in an effort to save his
ship and shipmates
during an engagement
between the U.S.S. Cassin
and a German submarine
on October 15, 1917
"Greater love hath no man than this:
that a man lay
down his life for his friends."
Ingram Plaza was the site of the original tent camps in the 1920s. The purpose of the tent camps was to isolate new recruits for three weeks to transform them, with new haircuts, uniforms, and physical training, into men who would be integrated into the regular training routines of the base. The camps were also used to ensure no one was bringing transferable diseases, such as chicken pocks and measels [sic] and onto the base. Ingram Plaza was named in honor of Osmond K. Ingram, who died trying to save his ship and the men aboard her during World War I.
Preble Field was a grinder, or marching ground. However, Preble Field is most fondly remembered as the location of every boot camp graduation ceremony, where boys became men. “A few weeks before graduation we would practice marching up and
Erected by The U.S. Navy and the Corky McMillan Companies.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 32° 44.21′ N, 117° 12.745′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Cushing Road north of Roosevelt Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of "Liberty Station", the mixed-use community development project on the Historic District formerly occupied by the San Diego Naval Training Center (NTC) which is west of the San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) and accessible from North Harbor Drive via Laning Road and Rosecrans Street. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gun Platform No. 2 - 1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Platform No. 1 - 1945 (within Command Center, Building 200 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Chapel, Building 208 (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Desembarcadero (approx. half a mile away); USS Recruit (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish Landing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Gunner's Mate First Class Osmond K. Ingram, USN (1887- 1917). (Submitted on January 11, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. USS Cassin. (Submitted on January 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Commodore Edward Preble, USN (1761-1807). (Submitted on January 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on January 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.