Ingram, Jonas, ADM

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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
1886
 
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Jeffersonville

Date of Passing
Sep 10, 1952
 
Location of Interment
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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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 Duty Stations
USS Arkansas (BB-33)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNR NIOC Washington DC
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)CNSG-2/DESRON 6Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1912-1915, 110X, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1915-1917, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1924-1926, 111X, USS Stoddert (DD-302)
  1926-1930, 111X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1930-1933, 111X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1933-1935, 110X, NR NIOC Washington DC
  1934-1935, 111X, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1935-1937, 111X, CNSG-2/DESRON 6
  1937-1939, 111X, NSY Brooklyn
  1939-1941, 111X, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1941-1942, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1942-1944, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1944-1946, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1941-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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United States Naval Academy
  1903-1907, United States Naval Academy2
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