Ingram, Jonas Howard, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1946, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1907 - 1947
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1887
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Jeffersonville
Last Address
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 1952
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30, Grave 643-RH

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Last Known Activity

Ingram was named commissioner of the All-America Football Conference. Serving until resigning in 1949, Ingram went on to serve as a vice president for the Reynolds Metal Company.

In August 1952, he suffered a heart attack while serving as the superintendent of summer schools at Culver Academies, then was stricken again with another attack on September 9th, while at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He died the following evening.

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                            U.S.S. Jonas Ingram (DD-938)
        
USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938), named for Admiral Jonas H. Ingram USN (1886-1952), awarded the Medal of Honor when a Lieutenant (junior grade) for his actions during the engagement of Vera Cruz on 22 April 1914, was a Forrest Sherman class destroyer laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy in Massachusetts on 15 June 1955, launched on 7 August 1956 by Mrs. Lawrence Hays, Jr., daughter of Admiral Ingram and commissioned on 19 July 1957 at Boston Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. G. L. Rawlings in command. USS Jonas Ingram was decommissioned on 4 March 1983, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 June 1983 and sunk as a target on 23 July 1988.

   
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        Medal of Honor citation


Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy. Born: 15 October 1886, Jeffersonville, Ind. Accredited to: Indiana. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.


Citation:


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for skillful and efficient handling of the artillery and machineguns of the Arkansas battalion, for which he was specially commended in reports.


         Additional Awards


Navy Cross, Distinquished Service Medal with two Gold Stars; Purple Heart (for wounds received during an encounter with a German submarine "wolf-pack" in 1942); Mexican Service Medal; World War I Victory Medal with Grand Fleet Clasp; American Defense Service Medal with Bronze "A"; American Campaign Medal; Euopean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.


Admiral Ingram also held the following foreign decorations: Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil); Grand Officer of the Order of Merit (Brazil); Naval Distinquished Service Medal (Brazil); Air Medal, Degree of Grand Officer (Brazil); Order of Leopold II (Belgium); and Knight Commander of the British Empire (Great Britain).


   
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  1915-1917, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)

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Unit
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant

NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement

Location
Annapolis

Country/State
Maryland
 
 
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)

Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Naval Shore Units

Strength
Not Specified

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Last Updated: Apr 1, 2008
   
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Other Memories
Ingram served as head football coach at the Naval Academy from 1915 to 1917

   
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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)

Ofstie, Ralph, VADM, (1918-1956) OFF 110X Ensign
McCrea, John Livingstone, VADM, (1911-1953) OFF 110X Midshipman
Steele, James Mortimer, CAPT, (1916-1946) OFF 110X Midshipman
Struble, Arthur Dewey, ADM, (1915-1956) OFF 110X Midshipman
Christy, Harley Hannibal, VADM, (1891-1934) OFF 000X Commander
Dutton, Jr., Benjamin, CAPT, (1905-1937) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Dutton, Benjamin, CAPT, (1901-1937) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Van Hook, Clifford Evans, RADM, (1905-1948) OFF 000X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Pendleton, Perley Earl, RADM, (1916-1950) OFF 111X Ensign
Sprague, Thomas Lamison, VADM, (1917-1952) OFF 000X Ensign
Stump, Felix, ADM, (1917-1958) OFF 000X Ensign
Evans, Sydney Key, CAPT, (1907-1935) OFF 410X Commander
Evans, Sydney Key, CAPT, (1907-1935) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Evans, Sydney Key, CAPT, (1907-1935) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Hewitt, Henry Kent, ADM, (1906-1949) OFF Lieutenant
Spore, James Sutherland T., CDR, (1904-1935) OFF Lieutenant
Lind, Wallace Ludwig, CAPT, (1911-1940) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Webb, John Crawford, CAPT, (1918-1953) OFF Ensign
Eberle, Edward Walter, ADM, (1885-1928) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Standley, William Harrison, ADM, (1895-1937) Commander
Halsey Jr., William, FADM, (1900-1947) Lieutenant Commander
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, CDR, (1905-1928) Lieutenant
Fletcher, Frank Jack, ADM, (1906-1947) Lieutenant
Ghormley, Robert Lee, VADM, (1906-1946) Lieutenant
GILL, Charles, CAPT, (1903-1939) Lieutenant
Kidd, Isaac Campbell, RADM, (1906-1941) Lieutenant
ROCKWELL, Francis, VADM, (1908-1948) Lieutenant
Freeman, James Sheperd, RADM, (1921-1951) Ensign
Holloway Jr., James Lemuel, ADM, (1918-1959) Ensign
Ives, Norman Seaton, CAPT, (1919-1944) Ensign
McKee, Andrew, RADM, (1917-1947) Ensign
Smith, Robert Holmes, CAPT, (1919-1943) Ensign
Sprague, Clifton A.F., VADM, (1917-1951) Ensign
Stevens, Leslie Clark, VADM, (1915-1951) 00 Other Service Rank
GUTHRIE, Harry Aloysius, RADM, (1917-1950) 00 Petty Officer First Class
Abercrombie, Laurence, RADM, (1920-1948) Midshipman
Ballentine, John Jennings, ADM, (1917-1954) Midshipman
Bates, Richard, RADM, (1915-1949) Midshipman
Briscoe, Robert Pearce, ADM, (1918-1959) Midshipman
Browning, Miles, RADM, (1917-1947) Midshipman
CALNAN, George C., LT, (1920-1933) Midshipman
Carney, Robert, ADM Midshipman
Christie, Ralph Waldo, VADM, (1915-1949) Midshipman
Clark, Joseph James, ADM, (1917-1953) Midshipman
Cunningham, Winfield Scott, RADM, (1919-1950) Midshipman
Curts, Maurice Edwin, ADM, (1919-1960) Midshipman
Davis, Arthur C., ADM, (1915-1955) Midshipman
Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM, (1917-1956) Midshipman
Duncan, Donald B., ADM, (1917-1957) Midshipman
Fechteler, Frank, LT, (1917-1922) Midshipman
GLOVER, Cato, ADM, (1916-1957) Midshipman
Goggins, William Bernard, RADM, (1919-1949) Midshipman
Hardison, Osborne Bennett, VADM, (1915-1954) Midshipman
Hillenkoetter, Roscoe H., VADM, (1919-1957) Midshipman
HOLDEN, Carl, VADM, (1917-1952) 00 Midshipman
Hoskins, John, VADM, (1921-1957) Midshipman
HUGHES, James, CDR, (1915-1945) Midshipman
Kirtland, Frederick Darrel, VADM, (1916-1953) Midshipman
Low, Francis Stuart, ADM, (1915-1956) Midshipman

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