George W. Ingram

George W. Ingram (HM20GQ)

Location: Anniston, AL 36207 Calhoun County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 39.987', W 85° 49.571'

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1918-1941

—U.S. Navy —

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.

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HM NumberHM20GQ
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Year Placed2011
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Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608824 N 3725791
Decimal Degrees33.66645000, -85.82618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.987', W 85° 49.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 59.22" N, 85° 49' 34.26" W
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Area Code(s)256
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-225 E 17th St, Anniston AL 36207, US
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