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Osmond Kelly Ingram

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Buried at A.B.M.C. Brookwood
  Wall of the Missing  

Born: August 04, 1887 at Alabama

Entered Service in the US Navy from Alabama

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism October 15, 1917 at Mind Head, Ireland

Died: October 15, 1917 at the age of 30

Gunner's Mate First Class Ingram earned the Medal of Honor for heroism while at sea aboard the U.S.S. Cassin, when it was torpedoed near Mind Head, Ireland. While the Cassin was searching for the submarine, Ingram sighted the torpedo coming, and realizing that it might strike the ship aft in the vicinity of the depth charges, ran aft with the intention of releasing the depth charges before the torpedo could reach the Cassin. The torpedo struck the ship before he could accomplish his purpose and Ingram was killed by the explosion. The depth charges exploded immediately afterward. His life was sacrificed in an attempt to save the ship and his shipmates, as the damage to the ship would have been much less if he had been able to release the depth charges.

 

 

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