Ingram, Jonas Howard, ADM

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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

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Ingram, Jonas Howard (MOH), ADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
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.


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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returning to sea, in command of the battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43).

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USS Tennessee (BB-43)

COMPTON, James, CAPT, (1934-1964) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Connell, James Aloysius, LCDR, (1927-1945) OFF 220X Lieutenant
Austin, John Arnold, C.C., (1920-1941) WO WO Carpenter (WO)
Cooper, Chester Berryl, CPO, (1937-1945) MEB MEB-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Beecham, Thomas Walter, CPO, (1925-1943) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Brewer, Roscoe, CPO, (1941-1946) PhM PhM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hudgell, Alfred, PO1, (1941-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sielski, Victor, CPO CS CS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Gerald, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Yurko, Joseph John, PO1, (1930-1941) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wiegand, Lloyd Paul, PO2, (1940-1941) MU MU-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hansen, Sylvester Willard, CPO, (1939-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lawrence, Floyd, CPO, (1939-1976) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Adams, Jesse Leroy, PO3, (1940-1941) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Miller, J.B. Delane, S1c, (1939-1941) COX COX-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Naudack, Richard Joseph, PO2, (1940-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Gruber, Art, (1940-1946) WT WT-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Brooks, Virgil m., HA2c, (1940-1946) BM BM-0000 Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
Mathis, Jacob, S1c, (1940-1942) SA SA-0000 Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
Fenner, Donald Massey, S1c, (1940-1943) MAT MATT-0000 Mess Attendant 3rd Class
Scott, Adam, CMC, (1937-1977) GM GM-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Moosbrugger, Fredrick, VADM, (1923-1956) Commander
Bowling, Selman Stewart, RADM, (1927-1957) Lieutenant
Wimberly, Francis, CDR, (1941-1953) Lieutenant
Wimberly, Frank, CDR Lieutenant Junior Grade
Erickson, Lloyd, PO1, (1940-1946) Petty Officer Second Class
Roe, Eugene, SN Seaman
Fabra, Agapito, PO3, (1935-1942) MAT Mess Attendant 1st Class
CORY, AL, MCPO, (1940-1970) Fireman
LeBrun, Charles, SA, (1940-1947) Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class

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