Ingman, Einar Harold, Jr., S/Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1948-1951, 4745, I Corps
Service Years
1948 - 1951

Staff Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Milwaukee
Last Address
Tomahawk, WI

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery - Packwaukee, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

7th Infantry Division I Corps Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Medal of Honor Recipients
  1951, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Ingman's official Medal of Honor citation reads:




Sgt. Ingman, a member of Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. The 2 leading squads of the assault platoon of his company, while attacking a strongly fortified ridge held by the enemy, were pinned down by withering fire and both squad leaders and several men were wounded. Cpl. Ingman assumed command, reorganized and combined the 2 squads, then moved from 1 position to another, designating fields of fire and giving advice and encouragement to the men. Locating an enemy machine gun position that was raking his men with devastating fire he charged it alone, threw a grenade into the position, and killed the remaining crew with rifle fire. Another enemy machine gun opened fire approximately 15 yards away and inflicted additional casualties to the group and stopped the attack. When Cpl. Ingman charged the second position he was hit by grenade fragments and a hail of fire which seriously wounded him about the face and neck and knocked him to the ground. With incredible courage and stamina, he arose instantly and, using only his rifle, killed the entire guncrew before falling unconscious from his wounds. As a result of the singular action by Cpl. Ingman the defense of the enemy was broken, his squad secured its objective, and more than 100 hostile troops abandoned their weapons and fled in disorganized retreat. Cpl. Ingman's indomitable courage, extraordinary heroism, and superb leadership reflect the highest credit on himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the infantry and the U.S. Army.



   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry 7th Infantry DivisionI Corps
  1948-1951, 4745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
  1948-1951, 4745, 7th Infantry Division
  1948-1951, 4745, I Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
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