Einar Harold Ingman, Jr.-Skanawan, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 45° 24.390 W 089° 38.412
16T E 293389 N 5031500
Quick Description: Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient for action near Maltari, Korea on February 26, 1951. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Skanawan, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2019 9:22:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM115ZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Long Description:
He was born on October 6, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI and died on September 9, 2015 in Tomahawk, WI. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: EINAR HAROLD INGMAN, JR.
Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
Born: 6 October 1929, Milwaukee, Wis.
Departed: Yes (09/09/2015)
Entered Service At: Tomahawk, Wis.
G.O. Number: 68
Date of Issue: 08/02/1951
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Maltari, Korea, 26 February 1951

Citation
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 gun crew 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.

Photo by Red Headed Navy Nurse and posted on findagrave.com

*SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAYMARK* This category made the decision to approve this waymark based on the research and partnerships between the submitter, Don.Morfe, and individuals who gave permission for their photos of Medal of Honor resting places to be used in this community. Although the vision and philosophy of the Waymarking body is to promote in-person visits and photo documentation, special circumstances can be made on a case-by-case basis such as this submission. We appreciate the fact that Don.Morfe spent over 20 years visiting more than 2,900 Medal of Honor resting places and has documented them in this category with personal photos the past 18 months. He recently took it upon himself to document many more Medal of Honor resting places around the world that he could not visit in person. He reached out to individuals on FindaGrave.com and elsewhere and received permission to use their photos, created write-ups and submitted them here for approval. A compromise was made to allow his submissions here in order to gain a sense of appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you, Don, for your tireless efforts and contributions to this category and to the Waymarking community!

Armed Service: Army

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